Has the age of instant access finally put an end to the critic?
- Art & Design
- January 4, 2017, 12:45
Upon his death earlier this week, John Berger was described by British artist David Shrigley as “the best ever writer on art”. It was not the first o(...)
Eileen Battersby: Booker shortlist not the canvas it could be
- September 15, 2015, 09:25
Big seems to make an impression, and a first glance at this year’s Man Booker shortlist appears to suggest that length did not deter the judges. It ma(...)
Italo Calvino, Letters 1941-1985, selected and with an introduction by Michael Wood, translated by Martin McLaughlin.
- July 20, 2013, 01:00
The letters of Italo Calvino? Surely not, we might think, given this writer’s famous guardedness and privacy, his distrust of the biographical, of the(...)