Visit and enjoy the Universal Heart Book Club!

Are you ready to join in a global conversation about books and ideas? Then take a few delightful moments to visit the Universal Heart Book Club.  We are offering you lively video reviews, along with many other articles, reviews, and background discussion on fine books and writers. At a time when so much discussion about […]

On writing (and reading) Rilke

This portrait of 20th-century European poet Rainer Maria Rilke is by his friend the Expressionist painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker, painted when both were adventurous idealists in their 20s. I have a particular fondness for it because it was when I working at The Women’s Press in London in the early 1980s that we published the first-ever monograph on Modersohn-Becker. Through that […]