Dan Jacobson

Eliot versus Hardy

Thomas Hardy and T.S. Eliot are the two greatest 20th-century poets in the English language, despite what they may have thought of one another. It is remarkable that the readers of Hardy's fiction remain unaware that his poems are far more affecting than any of his novels

Victors and Victims

A Fork in the Road by André Brink

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"