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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

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

Prufrock

The credibility of the humanities

Plus: The birth of modern spirituality, journalistic originality and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Auden in America

Plus: The Times’s new executive editor, a history of dueling and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

The politics of unhappiness

Plus: The origin of the blues, juvenile Jane Austen and more

By Micah Mattix

Book Review

Robert B. Shaw sees things as they are

He is one of those poets who is profound without sounding so

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Margaret Atwood: feelings are not ‘justifications’

Plus: In praise of Ivan Turgenev, revisiting Crome Yellow and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

The other Winslow Homer

Plus: The future of conservatism, Bob Dylan’s paintings and more

By Micah Mattix

Books

Is the white male novelist disappearing?

They’re not gone, but they are being ignored by literary prize committees

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Surrealism and freedom

Plus: Antony and Cleopatra at war, when cowboys were progressives and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Charles Isherwood replaces Terry Teachout

Plus: The first streaming platform, revising Beethoven and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

The possibilities of travel

Plus: Stalin’s books, the real Raphael and more

By Micah Mattix

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