Brian Chanen

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Mark Ford · I gotta use words: Eliot speaks in tongues

but the plan and a good deal of the incidental symbolism of the poem were suggested by Miss Jessie L. Weston’s book on the Grail legend: <i>From Ritual</i> …

Nabokov’s ‘great gay comic novel’

John McWhorter with Jack Lynch on modern Shakespeare.

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Language

Is It Story That Makes Us Read?

Recite a plot backward and you’ll discover some things. Try it with a classic you haven’t read in years. You remember the green light on the last …