Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

432 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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Jonathan Rée on Montaigne * Philip Parker on Athelstan and Aethelred * Caroline Moorehead on Mussolini's Last Lover * Robin Simon on Hogarth in full * Eric Ormsby on Islamic enlightenments * Bijan Omrani on a Scot Gone Native * Jessie Childs on Catherine Howard * Simon Heffer on Heligoland * Alison Flood on Shirley Jackson * Piers Brendon on Gayer-Anderson * Jane O'Grady on the problem of empathy * Felicity Cloake on the dangers of sugar * Robert Irwin on the Arabian Nights * Michael Burleigh on populism * David Profumo on fish * John Gribbin on aliens * Keith Miller on Paul Auster * Claire Lowdon on Tessa Hadley * Jonathan Barnes on Michael Chabon * 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: First Issue: 19 October 1979
  • Latest Issue: February 2017
  • Issue Count: 432
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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