Difficult Lessons: Remembering Andrei Bitov (1937-2018)

José Vergara remembers the Russian writer Andrei Bitov, who died on December 3.

Centenary: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

"Had he died during the 1960s, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn would have been remembered as a hero, a prophet, and a great writer from a country of great writers."

Intimate Struggle: On V.S. Naipaul

Anjan Sundaram on V.S. Naipaul, whose flaws, rather than his powers as a writer, have unjustly become the focus since his death.

The Ghost of the Jungle

In remembrance of Alan Rabinowitz, one of the modern era's great conservation scientists.

V. S. Naipaul and the Archbishop

Alan Warhaftig provides a memory of V. S. Naipaul, who died last week at age 85, and the late Trinidadian Archbishop Anthony Panti.

A First Meal: In Memory of Jonathan Gold

Robert Abele remembers the "peculiarly joyous specialty born of eating with Jonathan Gold."

L.A.’s Great Brotherhood of Taco Eaters: A Jonathan Gold Collage Poem

Carolina A. Miranda, Jonathan Gold’s colleague at the LA Times, eulogized him by making a kind of collage poem with sentences …