Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

474 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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H Kumarasingham on British slavery * Karina Urbach on Nazis & nobles * Elizabeth Lowry on Vivien Eliot * Lawrence Freedman on Barack Obama * Joanna Kavenna on writers & the weather * Henry Gee on fungi * Andrew Adonis on merit * Richard Vinen on wine in Algeria * David Wheatley on John Berryman′s letters * Tom Stern on the Vienna Circle * Susan Owens on Ruskin′s art * Salley Vickers on midlife * Andrew Hussey on Jacques Derrida * Anthony Cummins on Richard Owain Roberts * Patricia T O′Conner on Barsetshire * James Purdon on Don DeLillo * and much, much more

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 2020/ January 2021
  • Issue Count: 474
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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