Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

451 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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Angela Tilby on religious beliefs * Christopher Goscha on Vietnam * Ian Rankin's diary * Piers Brendon on Winston Churchill * Frederick Forsyth on KGB spies * Sally Bayley on Sylvia Plath's letters * Wendy Moore on blood * Michael Prodger on Van Gogh's Japanese prints * Tom Stern on Friedrich Nietzsche * Jack Stilgoe on automated cars * Jad Adams on Oscar Wilde * Frances Cairncross on Britain's declining industry * David Goodhart on Francis Fukuyama * Jeremy Clarke's misadventures in wine * Gavin Esler on the invention of American tradition * Edmund Gordon on British short stories * Alex Blasdel on Richard Powers * Catherine Brown on Varlam Shalamov * Anthony Cummins on Haruki Murakami * 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: October 2018
  • Issue Count: 451
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

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