Critique

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

Self-help advice might seem painfully obvious, but those who struggle with “normality” need it