Inspiring Older Readers
New Albion posted on 30 Jun 2018
For those of us raised on the easy accessibility of film, television, radio and, now, the internet and social media I think it’s hard ...
The Pursuit of Oblivion: A global history of Narcotics 1500 – 2000 posted on 27 Jun 2018
It’s funny how the stars seem to line up. I’m half way through Richard Davenport-Hines’ magnificent and provocative, The Pursuit of Oblivion, when ...
A Room With A View posted on 22 Jun 2018
I have to say at the outset that E.M.Forster’s 'A Room With A View' is not the kind of novel I’d normally be revisiting.
Betrayed Spring posted on 20 Jun 2018
I must admit that, before reading this novel, I had a somewhat romantic view of England in the years after WW2
Rereading Philip Roth’s Zuckerman books posted on 16 Jun 2018
Guest writer, Alun Severn continues his assessment of some of Philip Roth's legacy. Here he explores the three volumes of the Zuckerman trilogy
Giovanni’s Room posted on 15 Jun 2018
In 1948, an angry James Baldwin decided to leave America and headed for the city of disillusioned fellow ex-patriot writers and would-be writers, Paris.
The Story of the Eye posted on 11 Jun 2018
What is the boundary line between art, philosophy and pornography?
Rereading Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint posted on 09 Jun 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn pays tribute to Philip Roth by rereading his most (in)famous novel
This Side of Paradise posted on 06 Jun 2018
Published in 1920, Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel was successful enough to enable him to marry Zelda in the same year
Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siecle posted on 04 Jun 2018
Published by Cambridge University Press these collections of themed essays for an academic audience are always a bit of a hit and miss affair...