Food and Drink
20 November 2000
When Dennis Cooper began his quintuplet of novels in 1989, of which Period is the last, he was no more than a minor...
Books
28 August 2000
Sometimes, very occasionally, the story behind a book is more interesting than the story in the book. J T LeRoy's Sarah...
Food and Drink
23 August 1999
A great many incongruous images of Celine remain with one after reading this biography. For example, it is hard to...
Culture
12 July 1999
We have been warned regularly, for almost a century now, that the death of the novel is nigh. This dire prediction has...
Books
19 February 1999
The works of Rudyard Kipling were forced upon me at a very tender age. Somehow sensing that, unknown to their adult...
Books
01 January 1999
There is a famous encounter in Nancy Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate. Cedric, a droll, flamboyantly camp social...
Books
11 December 1998
Mention Hubert Selby (now minus the "Junior") to any reasonably well-read person and they will say, "Yes - Last Exit to...