Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

441 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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Elaine Showalter on Sylvia Plath's letters * John Gray on Joseph Conrad * Charles Darwent on Alexander Calder * Piers Brendon on a global history of the present * Rachel Cohen on the women of Surrealism * Levi Roach on the Christian destruction of Antiquity * Sarah Fraser on Caroline of Ansbach * Sarah Bradford on Queen Victoria's matchmaking * Donald Rayfield on Stalin * Kevin Jackson on Alice Goodman * Sara Wheeler on Moritz Thomsen * Adrian Barnett on primates among us * John Naughton on big tech in our lives * Tim Richardson on Pepys and Evelyn * Joanna Kavenna on Han Kang * Adam Roberts on Nick Harkaway * Michael Alexander on Laurence Binyon * 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: November 2017
  • Issue Count: 441
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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