3 February, 2014
James Andrew Taylor's biography of the poet Vernon Scannell provides fresh insights into the artistic cousin of Philip Larkin.
Personal testimonies of the Arab Spring are an antidote to cynicism and resignation in the Western view of the risings, writes Peter Hill.
Charles Kupchan offers an alternative future vision that avoids scaremongering about the Chinese or lamenting the West’s lost greatness.
Patrick Leigh Fermor's posthumously published The Broken Road is a warm, erudite, and funny tribute to a continent teetering on the brink of disaster.
Peter Auger on the generation and denial of paradigms of self-transformation in Gene Luen Yang’s two-part graphic novel Boxers & Saints.
20 January, 2014
Fergus McGhee on Philip Kitcher’s Deaths in Venice, a philosophical take on the reception history of Thomas Mann’s classical novella.
Kevin Brazil reviews the first two volumes of Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle and considers its place between autobiography and fiction.
Bryn Jones Square discovers the social nature of artistic creation in Lucy Newlyn’s literary biography of William and Dorothy Wordsworth.
Nakul Krishna reviews Rahul Soni's new English translation of the iconic poems of Shrikant Verma's Magadh, the first to be published with parallel Hindi text.
Haiya Sarwar reviews Peter Mattei's novel The Deep Whatsis and finds both a postmodern sob story of yuppie plight and a captivating anti-hero.