04 June 2010
This is for the most part a magnificent biography, in which the author of A Room with a View, Howards End and A Passage...
02 May 2010
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet David MitchellSceptre, 480pp, £18.99The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of...
19 April 2010
Reading Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors's mammoth and magnificent New Literary History of America, I was continually...
28 March 2010
Pastiche does not usually demand sleuthing or guesswork on the part of the reader. We tend to be confident, from the...
19 March 2010
08 March 2010
18 February 2010
Rare among ageing artists who know their craft, the Australian novelist Peter Carey continues to improvise and...
04 February 2010
As things stand, at the time of the author's death aged 91, a J D Salinger bookshelf is a paltry, lonely-looking thing...
28 January 2010
The first review
14 January 2010
Frank Kermode's first book was written when he was an undergraduate; the author later described it as "deplorable...
11 January 2010
Orhan Pamuk's new novel is a study of obsession, a theme prone to monotony - indeed, doomed to it, unless the reader is...
30 December 2009
Literature and America
19 November 2009
05 November 2009
22 October 2009
Susan Hill's title is only half helpful - it gives a fair impression of what the book isn't, but not quite what it is....