After the Great War shell-shocked veterans were advised to read Jane Austen, "perhaps to restore their faith in a world that had been blown apart," the author writes, "while at the same time respecting their sense of the world's fragility"
In the new erotic writing by women, sex is a cruel, even murderous business, and men, for the most part, are brutes.
The politics of meaning
Rilke was one of the most gifted and conscientious artists who ever lived. And beyond all that, he was fascinating.
A book of virtues for the right-thinking left