Holland House

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Holland House is a name rather more evocative and promising than, say, Transport House, and its attractions for ordinary readers as well as scholars have been considerable. For one thing, who today could resist Lady Holland, the ‘heroine’ as it were of Holland House? Born in the same year as Walter Scott (1771), Elizabeth Vassal […]

Koestler, God, and the Right Brain

Posted on by David Gelber

In the third volume of her autobiography, Simone de Beauvoir describes her first meeting with Koestler in Paris, shortly after the war. ‘He accosted Sartre with pleasing simplicity: “Hello, I’m Koestler.” … In a peremptory tone, softened by an almost feminine smile, he told Sartre: ” You are a better novelist than I am, but […]

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