Alan Sillitoe’s 1958 novel has been praised for its authentic depiction of postwar Nottingham. But does its innovative style cast off the label of ‘realist’?
The bandleader and composer was reserved in talking about his experiences of racism. But his music speaks volumes
Morrison demonstrates how imagining music in the mind’s ear can function in literature
Be tickled and tortured by one of Dostoevsky’s most admired works
A story of war, jazz and the rebellious Rothschild who entertained Einstein and was moved by Monk
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s philosophical blockbuster is more millennial than outmoded