Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

496 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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Freya Johnston on James Gillray * Griselda Pollock on Hilma af Klint * Carolyne Larrington on the Wife of Bath * Donald Rayfield on the war in Ukraine * Avi Shilon on Benjamin Netanyahu * Charles Shaar Murray on Bob Dylan * Graham Daseler on Hollywood * James Hall on Picasso′s self-portraits * Claire Harman on Katherine Mansfield & the movies * Bernard Porter on the British Empire * Lucy Lethbridge on English food * Tim Stevens on microchips * Charles Foster on the eradication of darkness * Joan Smith on Grenfell * James Purdon on Cormac McCarthy * 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: December 2022
  • Issue Count: 496
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352