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Lycée Jean Quarré is an abandoned cookery school in Paris's 19th arrondissement, near the Place des Fêtes. In October 2015, a reported 1000 refugees, migrants... [Read More]
V.S. Naipaul never saw himself as just another face in the mural of 20th-century literature. The mural was, in any case, not his favourite art... [Read More]
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The novel must be both very efficient and very wasteful; it thinks like parable but moves like life. Without efficiency – not necessarily concision or... [Read More]
Last month, President Trump announced his nominee to succeed the retiring Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy. Brett Kavanaugh is currently a judge on the DC... [Read More]
'It is probably best not to take advice direct and unfiltered from the animal kingdom,' Katherine Rundell wrote recently in the LRB – 'but lemurs... [Read More]
In 2008, a Newsnight producer called me to ask if I would appear in the studio with the British National Party leader, Nick Griffin, to... [Read More]
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The LRB spent the weekend at Wilderness Festival. The Talking Politics podcast was there too. On Friday, Kate Devlin, who teaches at Goldsmiths, tweeted: 'Gotta... [Read More]
There are three false starts in David Mitchell's slippery new novel. At the beginning of number9dream the narrator sits in a chaotic Tokyo café staring... [Read More]
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"Asked about the German concentration camps in occupied Poland, 'Concentration Camp' Erhardt (in Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be) snaps back: 'We do the... [Read More]
John Rawls is best known as the author of a large book of 'grand theory', A Theory of Justice, that changed the face and refreshed... [Read More]
In Anne Enright's collection The Portable Virgin (published in 1991) the first story is about Cathy, who works in the handbag department of a large... [Read More]
It is hard to make a living from poetry. Lavinia Greenlaw has turned her hand to all manner of activities to support her work –... [Read More]
In his lifetime, Somerset Maugham was the most successful writer in the Anglophone world. By the time he was 90, 80 million copies of his... [Read More]
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Peter Lessing died in his flat, of a heart attack, in the early hours of 13 October 2013, aged 66. His mother, Doris Lessing, died... [Read More]
The château at Ferney recently reopened to the public after three years of restoration and refurbishment. Except for the planes high above the lawns, flying... [Read More]
Philip Larkin once wondered what it would be like for a lover to step inside his skull. 'She'd be stopping her ears,' he decided, 'against... [Read More]
On a Saturday morning in July I travelled to the South Hebron Hills with a group of Israeli and international activists. Around midday we arrived... [Read More]
Earlier this year, a colleague sent me a link to an announcement on Eater London that had made him 'laugh aloud as a near-parodic London... [Read More]
Was God created by a woman, a writer who dreamed up the early stories in the Bible? Differences in vocabulary and style suggest that the... [Read More]
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