Essays

Lessons of the Line

Charles Simic and me
Dana Levin

Ucky Art

Judith Scott, Eva Hesse, and the visceral power of "texxture"
Lauren Elkin

Unfathomable Life

As a philosopher, I thought I understood risk. Then I tried to get pregnant.
Anna Hartford

Spiritualism’s Shadows

On COVID-19 and false consolation
Alicia Puglionesi

Heat Maps

Desire in the dark
Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

Jars with Well-Fitting Lids

Seeing loss more clearly
Catherine Lacey

Browse

Essays

A Conversation About Art

Virginia Woolf
September 1, 1934

The Novels of Turgenev

Virginia Woolf
December 1, 1933

Aurora Leigh

Virginia Woolf
June 1, 1931

Augustine Birrell

Virginia Woolf
June 1, 1930
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Thirty Clocks Strike the Hour

Vita Sackville-West
September 1, 1929
A painting of a woman reading at a table.

How Should One Read a Book?

Read as if one were writing it
Virginia Woolf
September 1, 1926