19 October 1979
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."
Richard Carwardine on Frederick Douglass * Piers Brendon on Enoch Powell's obsessions * John Keay on Partition * Norma Clarke on Mrs Delany * Paul Johnson on the influence of economists * Helen Bynum on skin and bones * Helen Pearson on how we spend our time * Tim Whitmarsh on a history of philosophy * Jay Parini on W H Auden's 'September 1, 1939' * Laura Freeman on fantastical art * Thomas Shippey on epics around Europe * Adam Douglas on shapeshifters * Zeb Soanes on weather forecasting * James Womack on Vasily Grossman * Salley Vickers on Deborah Eisenberg * Matt Rowland Hill on Salman Rushdie * and much, much more...