Bishop's words are compressed, meaning squeezed into every phrase. Some poems are humorous; some are quietly agonising; all are deeply wise and subtly compassionate. They ...
Review of "The Gene: An Intimate History," by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
A new generation of doctor writers is investigating the mysteries of the medical profession, exploring the vital intersection between science and art.
Life would feel short even if we could expect to live two centuries.
“Dear Mr. You” reminds us what a glorious business life can be even at its worst, if you can tug it into the right frame of view.
With “On the Move,” Sacks has finally presented himself as he has presented others: as both fully vulnerable and an object of curiosity.
Her book is both... a quixotic slippage into wistfulness, and also an exegesis of freedom, a panegyric to heedless ways.
Review of ‘All Joy and No Fun,’ by Jennifer Senior.
Review of "Cracked," by James Davies, and "Our Necessary Shadow," by Tom Burns.