Arts & Letters
Has authentic romanticism in literature peaked?
Son of Watergate-era FBI Chief says new movie is typical Hollywood revisionism.
An underrated president emerges from the Roosevelts’ shadow
Quasi-memoir by former congressman is set deep in domestic conflict.
Do not moralize—there is a little of Shakespeare’s ‘Fat Knight’ in all of us.
The famous poet was committed to a mental hospital. His fascist views were odious, but were they really insane?
His work lightheartedly catalogued the story of the human condition.
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Three decades later, Allan Bloom’s damning critique still relevant
It is a communal form of inquiry directed towards discovering universal truths.
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David S. Brown, Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harvard University Press, 397 pp.
The genre’s founders married a criticism of corporations to the dreary aesthetic of rootlessness.
An inspired biography.
As with any town, Twin Peaks will have had to weather the passage of time. It will have decayed and aged. It will have been razed and paved over.