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2014/09/01 04:26
2014/09/01 04:26
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Mitchell has written a theological novel of sorts, in which human beings are mere pawns to be used by his feuding immortals.Credit Illustration by Sachin Teng As the novel’s cultural centrality dims,...
2014/09/01 04:26
2014/09/01 04:26
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2014/08/31 06:42
2014/08/31 06:42
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Ian McEwan was in a reflective, autumnal mood when we met recently to talk about his new novel, The Children Act. It's a mood that echoes the dominant note of this short book. McEwan's prose has...
2014/08/30 08:12
2014/08/30 08:12
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The novelist David Mitchell doesn't believe in the death of the book. "Books take hundreds of years to disappear, once they're printed. That's just a fact, isn't it?" he says, mock quizzically. "But...
2014/08/29 17:24
2014/08/29 17:24
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Fourth Estate, 256pp, £16.99 Irish writer Joseph O’Neill came out of nowhere six years ago with Netherland, which won him many admirers. A rapturous and crisply written portrait of the New York...
2014/08/28 17:24
2014/08/28 17:24
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The Children Act Ian McEwan Jonathan Cape, 224pp, £16.99 The Zone of Interest Martin Amis Jonathan Cape, 311pp, £18.99 An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere...
2014/08/28 17:24
2014/08/28 17:24
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This week’s New Statesman kicks off a seminal publishing season with reviews of new novels by two British literary heavyweights, Martin Amis and Ian McEwan. Our own critical prizefighter Leo Robson...
2014/08/28 15:09
2014/08/28 15:09
4d
The third viewpoint comes from Szmul, one of the “special” forces made to work in the camps – a Jew saved only to be made to dispose of others. Szmul’s narration is the briefest, the most serious and...
2014/08/28 10:24
2014/08/28 10:24
4d
Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love James Booth Bloomsbury, 532pp, £25 There are moments in James Booth’s fine portrait of Philip Larkin when the reader may well feel profoundly grateful that he or...
2014/08/28 09:49
2014/08/28 09:49
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The Surfacing: an icy tale into unfamiliar territory Cormac James’s new novel is set on a ship sent to search for survivors of John Franklin’s expedition The recent blustery weather has provoked a...
2014/08/27 06:40
2014/08/27 06:40
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As Hannah Arendt foresaw, we are once again up against the question of evil. An American photojournalist, James Foley, was presented to the camera and methodically decapitated. The instrument was not...
2014/08/26 23:20
2014/08/26 23:20
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... Bone Clocks,” by David Mitchell (Random House) Anticipation started pooling around David Mitchell’s magical new novel as soon as the title was revealed last year. Like Thomas Pynchon and Haruki...
2014/08/25 19:03
2014/08/25 19:03
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Is Godwin's Law still relevant? You’re probably familiar with the law. It’s in the Oxford English Dictionary now: “The theory that as an online discussion progresses, it becomes inevitable that...
2014/08/24 10:51
2014/08/24 10:51
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The Zone Of Interest review: The best Martin Amis novel in two decades JUST AS many comedians yearn to play Hamlet, many comic writers long to be taken seriously. Martin Amis' new book is one of his...
2014/08/24 09:48
2014/08/24 09:48
8d
Page FileEl Reg's avid bookworm Mark Diston chews his way through some of the latest releases from the publishing world. The Zone of Interest Martin Amis is now 66 years old and has a literary...
2014/08/21 21:37
2014/08/21 21:37
10d
His poems evoke the widest range of moods, from the heart-warming celebration of The Whitsun Weddings to the bloody-minded zest of Toads; from the yearning of An Arundel Tomb to the despair of Aubade....
2014/08/21 13:37
2014/08/21 13:37
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On the other hand, the German sociologist Theodor W. Adorno famously believed that the subject was unavoidable, and that to write about anything else was to persist in the perpetuation of the kind of...
2014/08/18 22:12
2014/08/18 22:12
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... Julian Assange’s press conference, at which he told an expectant world that he would be leaving the Ecuadorian embassy “soon”, induced yawns from the assembled hacks. And, no doubt, despair from the...
2014/08/16 13:09
2014/08/16 13:09
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Well, if readers still want to know different, perhaps the moment has come. James Booth, who taught English at Hull University while Larkin was librarian there, has written a biography that sets out...
2014/08/15 09:12
2014/08/15 09:12
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Around the time his novel The Pregnant Widow came out in 2010, an interviewer asked Martin Amis whether the book constituted a return to form. "What's this return shit?" he shot back. "I don't know...
2014/08/09 23:37
2014/08/09 23:37
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A combination of memoir, politics, literary criticism and feminism, this book explores what it’s like to grow old. Segal’s primary task is myth-busting. On the one hand, there is the story that ageing...
2014/09/01 04:26
2014/09/01 04:26
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