Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

466 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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Howard Davies on Thomas Piketty * Peter Conrad on Andy Warhol * Henrietta L Moore on food poverty * Jerry White on immigrants in London * D J Taylor on the history of Virago Press * Joan Smith on Greta Thunberg * Ben Masters on Hilary Mantel * Saul David on the Scramble for Africa * Sophie Duncan on Rebecca Solnit * Robin Simon on Piranesi's drawings * David Gilmour on corruption in Spain * Catherine Haddon on democracy in the UK * James Blitz on John Bercow * Jad Adams on the Kinks * Nigel Andrew on graveyards * Jane O'Grady on souls * Will Wiles on stonemasonry * David Gelber on book reviewing * Ian Critchley on Philip Hensher * Paul Bailey on Don Paterson * 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: March 2020
  • Issue Count: 466
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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