A comic glossary of cliches used by book reviewers.
A list of my completist reading aspirations.
Marguerite Duras’ most famous novel, The Lover, asks whether there can be a personal solution to a political problem.
The essayist William Hazlitt wrote on essay on gusto. I ponder its practical applicability to the art of writing.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s An Artist of the Floating World is a poignant exploration of the costs of trading art for propaganda.
A few weeks ago, wandering London’s Hampstead Heath for the first time, I watched Rachel record her impressions — not…