Poetry a special section T. S. Eliot’s still point by James Matthew Wilson Singing the “Frauenliebe” by Ian Bostridge The foundational “Kokinshu” by Torquil Duthie A White Russian on the rocks by Boris Dralyuk
Darkness visible: Auden collected by William Logan
The American affirmative-action regime by Frank Resartus An agenda for Congress by Gail Heriot The Voting Rights Act after six decades by James Piereson Facially neutral, racially biased by Wen Fa & John Yoo Democracy & the Supreme Court by Glenn Harlan Reynolds
New poems by William Logan, Jessica Hornik & Peter Vertacnik
Alan Ross, for forty years The London Magazine’s editor, found Charteris “one of the most original, quirky and shrewd explorers of the behaviour of the landed gentry . . . and at a time when prose was plain, his was idiosyncratically stylish.”
When Hugo Charteris’s first novel, the haunting A Share of the World, was published in 1953 to the praise of Rosamond Lehmann (who helped to get it published), Peter Quennell, Evelyn Waugh, and Francis Wyndham (Charteris’s relation and consistent supporter), the author, just turned thirty-one, seemed set for lasting fame. It hasn’t worked that way in the almost five decades since his death of cancer in 1970, aged only forty-seven.
Nowadays, few people seem to know his name. This is true among not only the ever-growing majority who pay little attention to novels and novelists, but also the enlightened minority who do.