H.P. Lovecraft “had a deep-seated abhorrence of blacks, Jews, southern Italians, Portuguese, Poles, Mexicans, French Canadians, and virtually every other race that was not ‘light-skinned Nordic’.” Portrait of a writer in the New York Review of Books.
Whatever happened to knowledge for knowledge’s sake? How higher education has become “an anxiety machine”.
Jan Morris talks about her reading habits. I’m relieved to discover I’m not the only one who’s never been able to get to the end of “The Good Soldier”.