How Albert Camus’s literary classic came into being, despite an absurd world and an absent divinity.
Reading the far-right subculture.
In Spain’s capital there are absent poets, the absence of government, and terrace cafes on a late summer afternoon
What distinguishes humans from other animals? Here’s Noam Chomsky on the language question.
Veteran writers Gay Talese and Calvin Trillin come under digital fire. The Old People’s Review of Books rushes to their defense.
Eyes on the Spies. Revisiting the Cold War with Steven Spielberg and John le Carre.
Brian Fawcett tries to figure out why Nino Ricci’s new novel, Sleep, didn’t register with Canada’s Book Prize Juries.
It’s Oscar season. Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” isn’t nominated for Best Picture, but it’s as interesting as anything else on view.
John Harris on “second growth” poet Fabienne Calvert Filteau.
Brian Fawcett finally reads Cyril Connolly’s The Evening Colonnade after 40 years. He wishes he hadn’t waited so long.