Eric Ormsby

Eric Ormsby

Two new works by Geza Vermes and Peter Brown eloquently and enthusiastically chart the progress of Christianity from Jesus Christ to the height of the Byzantine empire

Two new books on the origins of Islam suffer from, at best, sloppy, and at worst, dishonest, scholarship

Review of new poetry from Carol Ann Duffy, Derwent May, W.G. Sebald and Tomas Tranströmer

Book review of Dante in Love by A.N. Wilson

This Victorian versifier has always been an acquired taste, even to his contemporaries. But today, his prolific output is barely read at all — and we are poorer for it

Acclaimed poet Paul Muldoon may be a dazzling wordsmith, but his verse is all style and no substance

Book Reviews: New & Collected Poems, by U. A. Fanthorpe; How Snow Falls, by Craig Raine; and Late Poems, by Anthony Thwaite

The “unabashedly elitist” elegist of England is an ideal candidate for the Oxford Professorship of Poetry

True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell under the Sign of Eliot and Pound by Christopher Ricks

A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch and A New History of Early Christianity by Charles Freeman