Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

433 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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John Banville on Henry James on the Arno * Catherine Fletcher on Machiavelli * Thomas Shippey on Cnut the Great * John Gray on civil wars * Maria Margaronis on travelling the edge of Europe * Donald Rayfield on Nicholas II and Lenin * John Keay on the British in India * Norman Lebrecht on orchestras under the Third Reich * David Pryce-Jones on the Six Day War * Patricia Duncker on George Eliot * Jonathan Meades on clichés * Frances Wilson on what women want * Tim Martin on George Saunders * Anthony Cummins on Ross Raisin * Manjit Kumar on vaccines * Charles Foster on octopuses * James Stourton on art dealers * Sara Wheeler on Havana * John Clay on Hermann Rorschach * 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: March 2017
  • Issue Count: 433
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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