All my antiquarian rage boils at the thought that nobody thought to record Hardy.
The BBC's Meeting Myself Coming Back this week features the novelist Martin Amis, who remembers his days as Literary Editor at the New Statesman and explains why he had to leave.
William Empson on Richard Ellmann's classic James Joyce biography, from the NS archive.
18 February 1966.
The American man of letters gives guidance to writers and journalists on both sides of the Atlantic.
Reviews by Amis, Pritchett, Royde-Smith and Naipul.
A scraping from the NS archive.
Larkin piece republished on the anniversary of Hardy's death.
Compared with Swift’s ferocious wit, Private Eye is primitive stuff.
Mixed feelings on the great American playwright, who died this day in 1943.
Today is the anniversary of Camus's birth. In a piece from the archive, V S Pritchett reflects on his death.
Fifty-two years ago Lady Chatterley's Lover beat the obscenity trial against it. Here's what the NS had to say.
From the archive: Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone interviews Iain Banks, one of his favourite authors.