Daniel Swift

Daniel Swift has written for Bookforum, the New York Times Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement.

History Boy History Boy

The narrator of Martin Amis's House of Meetings describes the collapse of his soul through forty years of Soviet history.

Jan 25, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Swift

Bad Will Hunting Bad Will Hunting

Two new books on Shakespeare examine his shadowy life, his times and the origins of his imagination. A third explores whether the Bard of Avon was, in fact, Edward de Vere.

Feb 28, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Swift

The Man Who Wasn’t There The Man Who Wasn’t There

Christopher Marlowe's life was short, sharp and irresistible.

Mar 3, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Swift

Justice Denied in Egypt Justice Denied in Egypt

Saad Eddin Ibrahim prepared a statement to close his trial in front of the Egyptian Supreme State Security Court, but the judge sentenced him before he had a chance to read it.

Aug 12, 2002 / Feature / Daniel Swift

Chelsea in Oxford Chelsea in Oxford

Chelsea Clinton bristles at the antiwar movement while she attends Oxford.

Dec 4, 2001 / Feature / Daniel Swift