Arts & Books
Jonathan Cape, £16.99 Ian McEwan’s early works—The Comfort of Strangers, The Cement Garden, First Love, Last Rites—were macabre and elusive. Characters meandered through uncertain streets,...
Alexandra Coghlan / September 18, 2014
The best concerts, performances and recordings this month
Awe-inspiring music around the country
This collection of stories by the American screen-writer and novelist Simon Rich is an icy skewering of hip New York, a brutal satire of the self-obsessed and deluded ghouls who pound the trendy...
Our critics choose the best of the month's culture
The artist's paintings are a triumphant reckoning with Germany's darkest history
Jonathan Derbyshire / September 18, 2014
There’s a passage early in this book in which Roger Scruton describes what the ascent of Margaret Thatcher in the late 1970s meant to him as a young academic, when his colleagues were, almost “to...
Anjana Ahuja / September 18, 2014
Robert Collins / September 18, 2014
Can you imagine sex, romance and life-alteringly intense passion in Auschwitz? Martin Amis weaves all three into this daring portrait of love during the Holocaust. The result of painstaking research,...
Emma Crichton-Miller / September 18, 2014
The best galleries, exhibitions and other shows to see this month