When translating The 120 Days of Sodom, we had a duty to be just as rude, crude, and revolting as Sade
‘I am not ashamed to own that I think this rude bard of the North the greatest Poet that has ever existed,’ US founding father Thomas Jefferson wrote of the blind 3rd century Scottish poet Ossian, who was almost certainly made up in the 18th century
Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.
Train operator SNCF wants passengers to experience 'a journey before the journey' - at no charge
Her ‘saviour’ explains that Farro's subject matter was too foreign – and too white
'In this sense, we claim that books – like diamonds – are forever'
There is rising interest in live literary experiences such as poetry slams, but the most influential literary festival needs to widen its appeal
Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to spend more time at a charmingly ramshackle bookstore than a crowded tourist attraction? You're not alone.
These books may help you become the worldly person you strive to be
Greenwell tells us a lot about the world and about ourselves through the story of his unnamed narrator
This thoughtful, very accessible novel has a lot to say
The distinguished novelist was not so much a tortured artist, as a stoically unhappy one, or so she let us think...
In the fourth part of our series marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Antony Sher celebrates a pair of extraordinarily rich history plays
Midway through John le Carré’s The Night Manager (1993), the British intelligence services stage a mock kidnapping as a training exercise, building a fake restaurant staffed with actors and hiring a couple of professional New York gangsters to play the toughs.
The Brilliant & Forever is a weird, original and moving book about a literary festival on an unnamed Scottish island where everyone is an aspiring writer, including the talking alpacas
One of the few things we know about Martin is that his heart was broken by his “Slavic goddess” ex-girlfriend