Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

470 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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Michael Burleigh on soft power * Fran Bigman on swimming * Patricia Fara on merpeople * John Banville on William James * David Abulafia on ancient cities * Sean O′Brien on Larkin & Hull * Richard Vinen on Churchill myths * Will Wiles on bunkers * Roger Highfield on science fictions * James Delbourgo on minimalism & collecting * Donald Rayfield on Vladimir Putin * Richard Canning on the world′s queer frontiers * Felicity Cloake on food myths * Emma Griffin on sports in England * Sarah Ditum on Ali Smith * Joan Smith on Curtis Sittenfeld * Melanie White on Callan Wink * 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: July/August 2020
  • Issue Count: 470
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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