Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

435 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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Lucy Wooding on the Reformation * Tim Smith-Laing on Bruegel and Bosch * Jay Parini on F Scott Fitzgerald * Miranda Seymour on the palazzo non finito * Alan Judd on MI5’s greatest spymaster * Jonathan Meades on spectacular architecture * Frank McLynn on Pontius Pilate * Michael Burleigh on populism * Tanya Harrod on the letters of Ida John * Jane O’Grady on Henry Marsh’s further memoirs * Jacob Cockcroft on Airbnb and Uber * Clair Wills on Colm Tóibín * Anthony Cummins on Hanif Kureishi * Susanna Forrest on the age of the horse * 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: May 2017
  • Issue Count: 435
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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