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Micah Mattix

Micah Mattix is a senior editor of The Spectator’s World edition and the author of the Prufrock newsletter. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New Criterion, the Atlantic and many other publications.

Prufrock

Tallying race in post-war American fiction

Plus: Demons, hating Jane Austen, and more

By Micah Mattix

Books

Can right-wing comedy be funny?

The left is more convinced it’s dangerous, which is a joke all its own

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

The Atlantic’s clichéd new books section

Plus: George Orwell as comic writer and Peter Hitchens on ferries

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Richard Wilbur’s Molière

Plus: Everyday Old English, Les Murray’s last poems and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Remembering Midge Decter

Plus: The useless public apology, Bono’s memoir, and other news

By Micah Mattix

Europe

The failure of Marine Le Pen

And the surprising success of Emmanuel Macron

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Medievalists going medieval

Plus: Matt Labash on writing, psychology’s failure and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

A contradictory book on free speech

Plus: Toxic books, the first Holocaust victim and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Jean Rhys in full

Plus: In praise of paper, Pablo Neruda’s question poems and more

By Micah Mattix

Politics

What happens after Roe?

With the infamous decision off the table, can either party take advantage?

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

The making of books

Plus: A long-distance hiking trail in Kurdistan, Houellebecq’s changing fortunes and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

In defense of pessimism

Plus: The unknown Wyeth, the politics of camping and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

The poetry of the New Right

Plus: The future of Tangier Island, the largest subterranean city in the world and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Policing the Pulitzers

Plus: Roman mosaics in Croatia, Peter Hitchens on getting fat and more

By Micah Mattix

Americana

Enjoy fishing, but don’t overthink it

There may be lessons to be learned from fishing, but I haven’t learned any

By Micah Mattix

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