Culture
06 December 2012
Travels in China Roland Barthes Polity, 240pp, £16.99 Travels in China collects the diaries that Roland...
Books
24 October 2011
The Instructions Adam LevinCanongate, 1,030pp, £20T S Eliot, in his 1923 essay on Ulysses, praises what he terms its...
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27 June 2011
James Joyce: a Biography Gordon BowkerWeidenfeld & Nicolson, 640pp, £30Gordon Bowker, in the preface to his...
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24 March 2011
Andrew Sean Greer's debut novel, The Path of Minor Planets, which first appeared in the United States in 2001 and is...
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15 December 2010
A Painter of Our Time John BergerVerso, 208pp, £9.99Corker's Freedom John BergerVerso, 240pp, £9.99Verso has done the...
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09 December 2010
As Lydia Davis observes in the introduction to her new translation of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, there have been...
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18 November 2010
Sunset Park is Paul Auster's 14th novel - at least if you count The New York Trilogy as a single work. Those who are...
Culture
13 September 2010
It's been a long time since a work of academic literary criticism has generated the buzz of newspaper-driven...
Books
14 June 2010
Joshua Cohen's Witz is a work that is difficult to evaluate, and this is part of its complex virtue. It is hard to know...
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14 January 2010
Jonathan Lethem has long been a practitioner of a late variety of magical realism that owes more to Philip K Dick than...
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10 September 2009
In the past decade or so, J M Coetzee has conducted a non-stop assault on the conventions of genre. His novels have...