From the Archive: The distinguished literary critic gives us his trenchant views on American education and politics today, and tells us about five great works of literary scholarship that have influenced him
Good writing about visual experience allows us to see things we otherwise wouldn't, says Rachel Cohen. The author of Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade picks some of her own favourite books about art.
The professor of English literature tells us about his favourite novels in a golden era for fiction, and the dilemma, still with us today, that led Dickens to write two different endings for Great Expectations
The American writer shares his favourite collections, and tells us why short stories are like guerrilla warfare and perfect for the Twitter generation