Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

477 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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Munro Price on Napoleon vs the Pope * Timothy Brook on the Mongols * Howard Davies on economic values * Steve Richards on prime ministers * Mathew Lyons on histories of music * David Keenan on Bob Dylan * Emma Larkin on Thailand * Leo Robson on Philip Roth * Frances Spalding on Clive Bell * Helen Bynum on human reproductivity * Anna Reid on the Volga * Salley Vickers on a desire to change * James Womack on Laurent Binet * N J Stallard on Gwendoline Riley * Sara Wheeler on Carson McCullers * Joanna Kavenna on Charlotte Mew * 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: April 2021
  • Issue Count: 477
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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