An extraordinarily bleak depiction of incarceration.
Review: The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (translated by Michael Glenny)
A devilish romp through Soviet literary society.
Sex and death with Tennessee Williams
In his two Pulitzer-winning plays Tennessee Williams puts the light on the shadowy corners of desire.
Review: The Inheritance Of Loss by Kiran Desai
A heaving, seething, raging novel full of life’s absurdities.
Review: A Room With A View by E. M. Forster
A classic novel of travel and Romance.
Review: The Story Of A New Name by Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein)
This second instalment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan quartet deepens and complicates the themes of the first.
Review: Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
A monumental, meandering, magnificent tale of truth, love, beauty.
Review: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (translated by David McDuff)
A deep dive into the glorious decline of Russian society.
Review: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
There’s something haunted and occult about this otherwise godly classic.
Review: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
It’s about whales.