Category: Criticism

Rivers, Bells, Nostalgia (trans. by Richard Pevear)

Song, Rain, Snow: Translating the Poetry of Yves Bonnefoy

Naipaul Unveiled

The Burning of the Charity Bazaar

“An Impersonal Passion”: Thornton Wilder

Bishop’s Time

The Unknown Soldier: The Poetry of John Allan Wyeth

Joseph Moncure March: Poem Noir Becomes Prizefight Film

A Desirable Woman

Apt Admonishment: Wordsworth As an Example

Penelope Fitzgerald’s Unknown Fiction

Fred: The Astaire Way to Heaven

J.S. Bach in the Twenty-First Century: The Chapel Becomes a Larder

Nothing Will Ever Be the Same

The Way of All Flesh

Grease, Balance, and Point of View in the Work of Anthony Trollope

Johnson’s Lives

Didion’s Dreamwork

Joseph Conrad

Convention and Chaos in The Turn of the Screw

Your Anonymous Correspondent: Ezra Pound and The Hudson Review

The Tyranny of Beauty: Kawabata

Jefferson the Skeptic

Thomas and Katia

Memory of Troy, trans. by Richard Pevear

Ambiguities, Complexities, Puzzles: A Late Encounter with William Empson

Søren Kierkegaard: Master of Refraction

Dryden Rules

Crisis in Europe

The First-Person Don Quixote

Local Knowledge in the Age of Information

Solid Gold

Flaubert in 1848

Alexander the Great—or the Terrible?

The Uses of Periodicity in English Verse

The Finite Experience of Infinite Life

Reloading That Gun: Reading an Old Poem as If It Matters

A Completely Determined Human Being

Hugh Kenner’s Achievement

Joyce’s Visions

An Entrancing Ego: Samuel Pepys

Hating America

Overcoming the Oversoul: Emerson’s Evolutionary Existentialism

Character in Contemporary Fiction

The Dead: Story and Film

Nordic Novels

Being Earnest

Truth and Consequences: The Writings of Sybille Bedford

Reality and Virginia Woolf

Before I read Clarissa I Was Nobody: Aspirational Reading and Samuel Richardson’s Great Novel