Paul Keegan writing[£] about the poet/artist David Jones in the latest edition of the London Review of Books: The supposed pedantry or antiquarianism of Jones’s procedures, visual as well as verbal, are deceptive. He relied on anachronism, sly private reference and a conviction that accuracy was allied to distortion, just as the distortions of idiomatic…
Terry Eagleton writing in the latest edition of The London Review of Books: Kierkegaard is careful to distinguish the perilous adventure of selfhood from whimsical self-fashioning, in which the self, intoxicated by endless possibility, reinvents itself experimentally from moment to moment, shucking off responsibility for the past and surrendering to the aesthetic allure of the…
In which I am bamboozled (once again) by the LRB.
The latest edition of the London Review of Books contains an unprecedented number of chortles. By which, I mean two.
In ‘New Problems in Medical Ethics’ (1956), Peter Flood, a Benedictine, stated that Christians in pain should accept suffering ‘as permitted by God for our betterment’.
London Review of Books commits tautological gaff shock!
In which I have a letter published in the London Review of Books
Terry Eagleton certainly seems to have a Janus fixation.
I'll tell you what I find mildly irritating: the phrase 'reminds us', as used by scholarly reviewers.
Terry Eagleton, writing in the London Review of Books recently.