A selection from the essays on literature that I have posted regularly online since 2017. Click on the title to read any essay.
How Walt Whitman invented the movies
The ambiguity of Robert Browning
Did Shakespeare believe in fairies?
Hamlet, post-Reformation tragedy
No such thing as Shakespearean tragedy
The comedy of Troilus and Cressida
An alchemist of the modern age
Modern theatre’s debt to Ben Jonson
Samuel Beckett’s debt to Maurice Maeterlinck
Why do people find Chekhov boring?
Modern fiction and the nature of Gothic
No book has ever changed my life