Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

437 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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Douglas Smith on the Russian Revolution * Lucy Lethbridge on Jane Austen * Henry Gee on first impressions * Michael Burleigh on US–Chinese relations * Jonathan Meades on vinyl cover art * Anne Somerset on Dickens, Darwin & Disraeli * Paul Addison on the impact of the Second World War * Jane O'Grady on Kierkegaard's muse * Miles Amoore on military surgery * Tom Blass on catching sharks * Lucy Moore on the Koh-i-Noor * Sam Leith on Nicola Barker * Daniel Beer on Soviet female snipers * Simon Heffer on the Spanish flu * Fergus Fleming on Highland retreats * Dominic Sandbrook on declining Western liberalism * Keshava Guha on Neel Mukherjee * Lesley Downer on Junichiro Tanizaki * 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: July 2017
  • Issue Count: 437
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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