The Critic as Friend

The challenge of reading generously
Merve Emre

A Reviewer’s Life

The material constraints of writing criticism today
Christine Smallwood

Palestinian Solidarity, Then and Now

The power of encampment as a form of protest
Feisal G. Mohamed


Paul Auster

Why the novelist’s brand of postmodern detective fiction still matters
Ben Libman

Critical Navel-Gazing

If criticism is in crisis, it’s not the critic’s problem
Namwali Serpell

I, Too, Am John Clare

Becoming a different kind of postcolonial writer
Amit Chaudhuri



Blue stamps from WWII ration book

Note on the Home Front

I shall never forget that first winter of gasoline rationing
Eve Riehle
September 1, 1945
A photograph of a London street during WWII.

After a Visit to England

London during the Blitz
Thornton Wilder
September 1, 1941

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