One loved, one hated the Führer

Other people’s lives can be utterly fascinating; biography can outdo the most fanciful fiction.…

03 January 2018 - 10.01 AM

Last but not necessarily least

Once upon a time we struggled manfully – or was it masochistically? – through “Moby Dick”, and…

22 December 2017 - 09.12 AM

Ever deeper into a despot

Surprisingly, Volker Ullrich informs us that while there has been no shortage of biographical…

15 December 2017 - 11.12 AM

Dark, darker, darkest

Strangely, it seems to us, film noir is one of the most precisely defined genres in the great art of…

08 December 2017 - 10.12 AM

Un joyeux Noel

How many Maigret/mystery enthusiasts are avidly buying all 75 of Penguin’s one-a-month resissues…

05 December 2017 - 11.12 AM