Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

485 issues


Founded in Edinburgh in 1979, Literary Review is Britain's best-loved literary monthly, providing sixty-four pages of witty, informative and authoritative reviews each month. It covers everything from history, biography and politics to literature, art and travel, and its contributors include some of the best writers and thinkers of the day.

Martin Amis said: "In Literary Review you find something that has almost vanished from the book pages: its contributors are actually interested in Literature."

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Piers Brendon on George V * Sarah Dunant on Federico da Montefeltro * Frances Spalding on Ruskin Spear * Diane Purkiss on heavens & hells * Frances Cairncross on capitalism * Stephen Romer on T S Eliot′s Letters, volume 9 * Elizabeth Lowry on Patricia Highsmith * Stephen Amidon on Stephen Crane * Daisy Dunn on the Greeks * Owen Matthews on the Black Sea * Julian Baggini on consolation * Martha Rampton on American women writers * Will Wiles on obsolete objects * Emma Garman on Hanya Yanagihara * Uilleam Blacker on Olga Tokarczuk * James Fleming on James Bond in the USSR *

Subjects: Culture, Literature

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Founded in Edinburgh in 1979, Literary Review is Britain's best-loved literary monthly, providing sixty-four pages of witty, informative and authoritative reviews each month. It covers everything from history, biography and politics to literature, art and travel, and its contributors include some of the best writers and thinkers of the day.

Martin Amis said: "In Literary Review you find something that has almost vanished from the book pages: its contributors are actually interested in Literature."

  • First Issue: 19 October 1979
  • Latest Issue: December 2021
  • Issue Count: 485
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352