"When Kate Chopin's classic was first published in 1899, charges of sordidness and immorality seemed to consign it into obscurity and irreparably damage its author's reputation. But a century after her death, The Awakening is widely regarded as...
"Did Turgenev deliberately set out to create in Barazov an objectionable protagonist, or as sometimes happens in literature, did he allow his character to take on a life of his own, leaving his creator struggling to keep up? Whichever may be the ca..."
"Empire, God help us! Old Filth is surely a walking, grumbling exemplar of Empire; and of the ghastly price generations of Brits paid for the realization of Empire. Raj orphans were but one example of the outlandish bargain the English struck with ..."