Category:

 Anthologies and Essays

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

Margaret Drabble | Beryl Bainbridge | Angela Carter | Maggie O'Farrell | Elizabeth Jane Howard | A. S. Byatt | Penelope Lively | Sarah Waters | Jonathan Coe | Diana Souhami | Jilly Cooper | Elizabeth Bowen | Mark Bostridge | Alexander McCall Smith | Sarah Dunant | Rac... read more

Writers as Readers

Advice, strong opinions, and personal revelations by the world's greatest writers - exclusively researched for this new bookFeaturing the most inspirational and insightful collection of quotes by writers through the ages and across t... read more

Every Day a Word Surprises Me & Other Quotes by Writers

'Thoughtful, subtle, elegantly clever and oddly joyous, Every Third Thought is beautiful' Kate Mosse In 1995, at the age of forty two, Robert McCrum suffered a dramatic and near-fatal stroke, the subject of his acclaimed memoir My Year ... read more

Every Third Thought: On Life, Death and the End-Game

Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A. O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight... read more

Better Living Through Criticism - How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth

Should you finish every book you start? How has your family influenced the way you read? What is literary style? How is the Nobel Prize like the World Cup? Why do you hate the book your friend likes? Is writing really just like any othe... read more

Where I'm Reading from: The Changing World of Books

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 Anthologies and Essays

From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world's best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Granta's Best of Young issues, released decade by decade, introduce the most important v... read more

Granta 133

Category:

 Literary Criticism

Since ancient times human beings have gathered together for social purposes. And since not very long after that writers have written about these occasions. The party is a useful literary device, not only for social comment and satire, but as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in love, fall ou... read more

A Curious Invitation

Category:

 Literary Criticism

Series:Virago Modern Classics

Since her suicide in 1963 at the age of 30, Sylvia Plath has become a strange icon. This book addresses why this is the case and what this tells us about the way culture picks out important writers. The author argues that without a concept of fantasy we can understand neither Plath's work nor what she... read more

The Haunting of Sylvia Plath

This title comes with a foreword by Ronnie Corbett. Loved by millions and collected here for the first time is the very best of Ronnie Barker's classic sketches, monologues, songs and, of course, the brilliant two-handers ... read more

Fork Handles: The Bery Vest of Ronnie Barker

Category:

 Anthologies and Essays

In 2012, Britain is a nation in flux, managing difficult socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and negotiating shifting demographics. Yet it is a country that is still perceived as being bound by tradition and class structures. With new fict... read more

Granta: 119 - Britain

Category:

 Literary Criticism

Series:Granta: The Magazine of New Writing

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Granta 114 : Aliens : 114

Category:

 Literary Criticism

A brilliant, wide-ranging collection of essays and journalism, spanning the photography of Martin Parr to the paintings of Turner, the writing of Scott-Fitzgerald to the criticism of Susan Sontag, and includes extensive personal pieces.

Working the Room: Essays