Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

439 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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Jan Morris on four winds * Robert Douglas-Fairhurst on the great Nadar * Selina Hastings on A B Mitford & the birth of Japan * Robert Service on Gorbachev * John Gray on Charles Darwin * D J Taylor on Salman Rushdie * Catherine Peters on greedy Queen Victoria * Christopher Andrew on the Cold War * Felipe Fernández-Armesto on the Mediterranean & the Atlantic * Robert Irwin on the Knights Templar * Jonathan Meades on the Age of Decadence * Sarah Ditum on Kathy Acker * James Womack on J M Coetzee's essays * Fiona Stafford on British trees * Anne Chisholm on Claire Messud * 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: September 2017
  • Issue Count: 439
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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