Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

465 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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Ian Fraser on financial sabotage * Richard Davenport-Hines on the letters of Robert Lowell & Elizabeth Hardwick * Sophie Duncan on why women read fiction * Peter Parker on East India Company painting * Michael Burleigh on Kremlin killings in London * Joan Smith on difficult women * Lucy Lethbridge on Deborah Orr's memoir * Ian Black on Palestine's plight * Stephen Bates on a prisoner's diary * Sumit-Paul Choudhury on quantum quackery * Margaret Gilmore on designing babies * Jerry White on postwar anti-fascists * Norma Clarke on the woman who gave birth to rabbits * Sarah Ditum on Jenny Offill * James Purdon on Eimear McBride * 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: February 2020
  • Issue Count: 465
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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