Gary Saul Morson

Gary Saul Morson is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and teaches Russian and world literature at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Long and Short of It: From Aphorism to Novel and, more recently, Prosaics and Other Provocations: Empathy, Open Time, and the Novel.

My Teacher, Harold Bloom

His example helped shape my own approach to literature

by Gary Saul Morson | Monday, October 21, 2019

Enigma From the East 

A Soviet émigré’s never-ending battle to be understood

by Gary Saul Morson | Monday, December 03, 2018

Foes of Judgment

Numbers don’t always reveal the true nature of things

by Gary Saul Morson | Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Window on Europe

How a tsar turned a fetid bog into an imperial capital

by Gary Saul Morson | Monday, March 05, 2018

The Worst of Times

A Soviet city barely survives

by Gary Saul Morson | Thursday, August 25, 2011

Totalitarianism in Practice

Terror as a way of life in East Germany, Poland, and Hungary

by Gary Saul Morson | Friday, December 07, 2012

Persecution Complex

A young Bolshevik revolutionary's unlikely and bloody rise to power

by Gary Saul Morson | Wednesday, December 10, 2014