Critique

Søren Kierkegaard’s reflections on worry are useful reading for those in lockdown

The ornithologist W.H. Hudson sought wilderness in the city. It is as if he was writing for us today

“Complete solitude” in a remote Norwegian village led to the most productive time of his life

John Buchan was a writer with a rich hinterland—and an affection for “shockers”

A book by Coleridge published in 1830 offers useful advice for perplexed Anglicans today

Fans of George Eliot are celebrating her bicentenary

When a gossip columnist criticised Thackeray, Dickens weighed in to savage his rival

A Florence exhibition celebrates one of the most influential artists you’ve never heard of

Nothing written is utterly without value, as I proved to myself by reading two random works