Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

489 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 Meades on modern British architecture * Claudia FitzHerbert on Jean Rhys * Ali Smith′s motorcycle diary * Alwyn Turner on the birth of pop * William Boyd on Chelsea * Marc Mulholland on the Cato Street conspiracy *  Paul Lay on C L R James * Joanna Moncrieff on psychiatry * Dmitri Levitin on the history of science * Peter Parker on male beauty * Carl Miller on crypto * Michael Burleigh on fraud in the shipping industry * Megan Walsh on Chinese science fiction * Sarah Watling on the history of reading * Keith Miller on Patrick McCabe * Hannah Rosefield on Elif Batuman * 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: May 2022
  • Issue Count: 489
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352