Maylis de Kerangal. Photograph:  Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

It seems so simple, the building of a bridge. Part work of art, part sublime feat of engineering, it is practical and yet it is also symbolic. John J(...)

Arguably the finest work by the great Italian innovator Luigi Pirandello is his absurdist satire Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921). It is v(...)

If American lives usually have no second acts, Tennessee Williams’s had dismal first and third acts and a splendid second act. He never stopped writin(...)