Adam Kirsch

Saul Bellow’s Gift: A Life Of Observation

A new biography of the American novelist presents a comic genius who never claimed to be exemplary

A Reputation More Durable Than Marble

What does it take to achieve lasting poetic fame in an age of glut?

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"