In these dark and difficult political times, I often find myself craving clarity, looking for explanations and reassurances – and rarely, if ever, finding what I seek. When I got my hands on a precious
De Beauvoir and Lanzmann lived together for seven years, he was the only lover she ever addressed with the familiar 'tu' “Don’t be ‘Mlle Beauvoir’. Be me,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in her diary in 1927.
Harriet, the protagonist of Doris Lessing’s 1988 novel, “The Fifth Child,” has a terrible feeling about her youngest son. Even in the womb, Ben’s movements seem to her less like signs of life than acts
Each suburban soul yearns for the Soho of their youth. It isn’t that Soho was better in the 1990s when I invaded the Colony Room, twitching, and took a fag off Sarah Lucas. It is that I was. This was view
Philip Hensher suggests some great novelists, from GK Chesterton to VS Naipaul, who aren’t on the curriculum Q: What books should my daughter read to impress English literature admissions tutors at interviews