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In the Critics this Week

Philip Larkin and Ernest Hemingway remembered, Jude Rogers on Britpop and Will Self on kebabs.

This week, Anthony Thwaite, a former NS literary editor, assesses the legacy of Philip Larkin's poetry. To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Live Aid, Daniel Trilling charts the rise of the charitable pop star, while Rachel Cooke asks why abortion is still a taboo subject for TV drama.

In Books, Leo Robson reviews a restored edition of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, Jude Rogers commends Louise Wener's candid memoir of her time as member of the Britpop band Sleeper and Charles Leadbeater explores the ideas of the internet guru Clay Shirky.

Elsewhere, Peter Watts reports from a provocative exhibition on skin at the Wellcome Collection, and we have the rest of the usual columns from our award-winning critics: Ryan Gilbey on film, Antonia Quirke on radio and Will Self's Real Meals - this week on the delights of a shish kebab.

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