New word order

Translation is an art beset with linguistic pitfalls – as novelist Sam Taylor discovered when he set out to supplement a meagre literary income

Adriatic abyss

The Nazis’ Italian atrocities are laid bare in Dasa Drndic’s ‘Trieste’, which combines fiction with well researched historical facts, says AN Wilson

Specimens of humanity

Lucian Freud’s portraits have the ability to ‘astonish, disturb, seduce and convince’ Jackie Wullschlager, as the artist intended

Viggo Mortensen

The Danish actor isn’t quite like other Hollywood leading men. As his interpretation of Freud hits our screens, Lucy Kellaway sits down with him and attempts a little psychology

Old slang’s time

Two dictionaries chronicle the linguistic innovation spawned by trendsetters and troublemakers