Arts & Books

His cantatas reveal both his soaring faith and technical brilliance, says Thelma Lovell

A searing memoir offers an astonishing vision of national renewal, says Michael Duggan

It took far too long to grasp his unique evil, says Thelma Lovell

Ian Thomson praises the hushed intensity of Marius Kociejowski’s poems

Les Murray, Australia’s official laureate, had a giant devotion to his faith, says Karl Schmude

Amazing Grace is one of the greatest concert movies of all time

Catholic martyrs may have been behind some of the Bard’s best lines, says Joseph Pearce

Ian Thomson welcomes Bret Easton Ellis’s waspish critique of ‘Generation Wuss’