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Gary Saul Morson

Gary Saul Morson

Gary Saul Morson is the Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University.

Go to just about any English department at any university, gather round the coffee pot, and listen to what one of my colleagues calls the...

I. The First Sentence Often quoted but rarely understood, the first sentence of Anna Karenina—“All happy families resemble each other; each unhappy family is unhappy in...

Legend has it that Grigory Potemkin, the chief minister and lover of Catherine the Great, decided to impress her with the prosperity of lands newly...

In the Wolfhound Century Tangled Loyalties: The Life and Times of Ilya Ehrenburg by Joshua Rubenstein Basic Books. 482 pp. $35.00 The Bones of Berdichev: The Life and Fate...

Fatal Attraction Bitter Carnival: Ressentiment and the Abject Hero. by Michael André Bernstein. Princeton University Press. 243 pp. $29.95. Intellectuals often exhibit a fatal attraction for everything that intellectuality...

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment (1866) is above all a novel of ideas, and in its pages one reads about people who profess the philosophical...