19 January, 2015
Fergus McGhee enjoys a learned and provocative account of metaphor that speaks up for extravagance
Hugh Burling has little faith in a study of belief that is beset by ambiguity
Emily Anderson considers an ambitious but problematic account of the literary representation of war
Kanta Dihal considers an unusual memoir that demystifies physics
8 December, 2014
Martin Willis explores what we should value in literature's engagement with science and in the study of that engagement.
24 November, 2014
Jean Findlay's biography of C. K. Scott Moncrieff reveals him as much more than the first translator of Proust.
Edan Lepucki's debut novel, California, explores the narrative possibilities offered by American society after its decline.
Gibson's biography of H. H. Munro attempts to discern the man from his authorial persona, the humorist Saki.
13 November, 2014
10 November, 2014
Robinson's Lila feels like yet another form of prayer: for America and its dispossessed, for literature, for the lonely.