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."
Paul Theroux on Nathanael West * Jonathan Sumption on Richard III * Catherine Fletcher on Michelangelo's twilight years * Margarette Lincoln on humans & the sea * Rose George on the Bering Strait * Tony Spawforth on the Scythians * Andrew Hussey on the Charlie Hebdo massacre * Cathy Gere on a history of psychiatry * Grace Blakeley on women and capitalism * David Gelber on the Braganzas * Kevin Jackson on the colour yellow * Frances Wilson on writers' houses * Donald Rayfield on Nabokov's public prose * William Keegan on The Economist * Lisa Hilton on diamonds * Mark Jarrett on Klemens von Metternich * Joanna Kavenna on artistic memoirs * Michael Schmidt on the Epic of Gilgamesh * Stuart Ritchie on scientific fraudulence * Jonathan Meades on Marseille * James Womack on J M Coetzee * James Riding on Sarah Hall * and much, much more...