From LRB, a review of The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1855-72: Volume I and 1855-72: Volume II. From Argumentum, Sztranyiczki Zsafia on Saul Bellow’s Ravelstein: Diffusion of spaces and times. Why John Milton sides with the angels: A review of John Milton: Poet, Pamphleteer and Patriot by Anna Beer. A review of Melville: The Making of the Poet by Hershel Parke. From Poetry, Adam Kirsch on Heidegger and the taste of silence. A review of On Eloquence by Denis Donoghue (and an excerpt). An interview with Ian McEwan on Bellow, the Internet, atheism, and why his books are still scary. Literature in an era of social ferment: A review of Alfred Kazin by Richard M. Cook.