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Philosophies of taste

Philosophies of taste

Does wine taste the same to an expert and an amateur? Cain Todd considers the distinctions between flavour and sensory experience

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What it means to be French

Nationhood, identity, anxiety: Sudhir Hazareesingh ponders constructions and deconstructions of Frenchness

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René Magritte, fifty years on

René Magritte, fifty years on

Roderick Conway Morris visits two museums dedicated to 'the most humane and witty of all Surrealist artists'

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Ian McEwan

Reading Ian McEwan’s correspondence

Lise Jaillant asks: what difference does it make for a researcher to work with emails rather than letters?

Twenty questions

Twenty Questions with M. John Harrison

If you could make a change to anything you’ve written over the years, what would it be? Graham Greene was right, you just shouldn’t publish your first three novels

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Climate change successes

Climate change successes

Toby Lichtig reports from the Hay Festival Arequipa

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Laurence Olivier in Costume at the Sarah Bernhardt Theatre

Stage fright and existential panic

John Stokes on the nightmarish experience of ‘being alone in public’

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Translation as activism

Translation as activism

Bidisha reflects on the challenge of bringing poetry to international audiences

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​"​Satan Exulting over Eve​"​​ by William Blake, 1795

Milton’s Satan and the struggle for power

Islam Issa considers how authoritarian governments and their rebels have engaged with Paradise Lost

Twenty questions

Jesmyn Ward

Twenty Questions with Jesmyn Ward

What author do you think is most underrated? Name most women writers. Name most writers of colour or queer writers or writers from marginalized communities