"London Review of Books": An Anthology: No. 3

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Often controversial, the "London Review of Books" informs and entertains its readers with a fortnightly dose of all things cultural. Bringing together some of the choicest pieces from recent years, this anthology presents contemporary discursive journalism. Pieces include: Christopher Hitchens's scathing account of the Clinton presidency; Terry Castle's hotly-debated reading of Jane Austen; Richard Rorty on Heidegger; Edward Said on the Palestinian surrender; Fredric Jameson on Walter Benjamin; Adam Phillips on Sigmund Freud; Frank Kermode on Paul de Man; Jenny Diski on death in Highgate Cemetery; Stephen Frear's adventures in Hollywood; Jerry Fodor takes issue with richard Dawkins on evolution; Stanley Cavell praises the Marx Brothers; V.G. Kiernan honours the memory of Guy Burgess; Ross McKibbin sticks up for Harold Wilson; Tom Nairn on nationalism; Neal Ascherson on "Ten Days That Shook the World" journalist John Reed; Alan Bennett's 1995 diary, published here for the first time in book form.

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"Diverse, surprising, rigorous ... uncompromising."--"Observer" (in praise of "The London Review of Books")"The boldest of the literary journals."--"Sunday Times" (in praise of "The London Review of Books")"The most interesting journal in the English--speaking world."--"The Nation" (in praise of "The London Review of Books")

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