Patricia Highsmith's Diaries and Notebooks
UPDATE: THE SALON IS ON FEBRUARY 1st. On January 25th, I’m hosting a salon to discuss The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins. Tortoise is the…
No essay this week — instead, I’d appreciate any feedback you can all give me about The Common Reader in this short survey. I’m interested to know what…
Doreen telephoned and I went to her at six o’clock. She told me she has a medium who regularly visits her; that she sees visions of the departed…
December 31st, 1786 We breakfasted, dined &c. &c. again at home. I read Prayers and Preached this Morn’ at Weston C[hurch]. Neither Mr. or Mrs. Custance…
Most of all, Tyler Cowen talks like he writes. Every piece of repetitive, mediocre writing advice (the sort of thing aimed at dreamers on the lunch-hour…
Every long work is lengthened by a thousand causes.
Today we all transferred to the Hanging Gate Hotel across the moors on the Huddersfield Road to a village called Diggle. The landlord, appropriately…
Lay long talking pleasantly with my wife, but among other things she begun, I know not whether by design or chance, to enquire what she should do if I…
With joy do I hail the return of this blessed festival, & peculiarly so now, that all the Ministerial troubles are over. — After breakfast & writing, I…
John McWhorter recently wrote a defence of Great Books in the New York Times. He offers the standard argument that Great Books (some version of the…
Prince Albert died a hundred and sixty years ago today, so I wrote a profile him for UnHerd. He is an ideal candidate for attention from the Progress…