Robert Frost

‘The funeral of Shelley’ by Louis Edouard Paul Fournier, 1889

Why are ‘doomed’ poets considered the only good ones?

11 February 2017 9:00 am

In Deaths of the Poets two living examples of the species, Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts, retail the closing…

Paul Auster’s 4 3 2 1 is an epic home-run

4 February 2017 9:00 am

After a long struggle to receive mainstream publication, Paul Auster’s first few novels were a genuinely significant contribution to American…

Bare and authentic or full and fake? The dilemma of preserving writers' houses

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Every year, tens of thousands of visitors flock to the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, in order to see…