Articles of Note

Last dance of the “academostars.” The annual meeting of the English Institute reveals a hollowed out, more egalitarian, literary studies ... more »

New Books

How did Agatha Christie take the detective story to a new level? By injecting it with playfulness and intrigue ... more »

Essays & Opinions

Upon graduation from the École Normale Supérieure, Simone Weil was poised to join the intellectual elite. Then she took a job as a factory worker ... more »