Moments of Being: Virginia Woolf’s Short Fiction

Moments of Being: Virginia Woolf’s Short Fiction

Woolf’s short fiction is under-appreciated, but in its outpourings of place and feeling we find the style and rhythm that also created her great experimental novels.

A World Apart

A World Apart

The re-introduction of a wolf pack to Yellowstone National Park led to ecological changes even some naturalists didn’t foresee – and gave rise to the daily dramas recounted in Nate Blakeslee’s new book.

Faience and Light

Faience and Light

Vermeer is the name we all know, but a new exhibition demonstrates the charm and beauty of his contemporaries in 17th-century Dutch genre painting.

A Bygone Present

A Bygone Present

An eerie atmosphere and finely-watched details are among the strange strengths of Fiona Mozley’s odd debut novel Elmet – and among its weaknesses.

A Sheet of Iron All Night

A Sheet of Iron All Night

The battle of Passchendaele is remembered as one of the most futile and horrific of the First World War. A new history by Nick Lloyd searches for some method behind the mud and madness.

Meta-Pleasure

Meta-Pleasure

The bewildering literary project author Mark Danielewski has undertaken – 27 mammoth and genre-defying novels in one series – continues.

It’s a Mystery: “Reality is the product of the most august Imagination”

It’s a Mystery: “Reality is the product of the most august Imagination”

The 22nd in Lee Child’s superlative Jack Reacher series finds him in top form and a first entry from H.B. Lyle promises to be a captivating new addition to the genre.

From the Archives: The Atrium Effect: Museums Under Glass

From the Archives: The Atrium Effect: Museums Under Glass

Big slabs of glass may look impressive, but they have a serious effect on our interaction with art. Museums are changing, and it isn’t always a good thing.

From the Archives: Man’s Pest Friend

From the Archives: Man’s Pest Friend

Only one dog out of every five on Earth is somebody’s pet; the rest are roamers in streets and city dumps. A fascinating new book looks at the lives of the canine majority.

From the Archives: A Boy Who Would Be King

From the Archives: A Boy Who Would Be King

How did Donald Trump, a vacuous, bigoted sociopath, get to the White House? He did it by being himself.