In Praise of the New York Times Book Review

I have been a fan of the New York Times Book Review since I first discovered it online,


The New York Times Book Review from November the 20th 2011

and thought I’d offer something a little different on the blog today.  I was reading a fantastic Jim Shepard review of Jeanette Winterson’s Written on the Body in its archives recently (find it here), and came across so many fantastic articles, which led my attention away from work for quite a while (oops…!).  I thought I’d put all of these together in the hope that you may find one or two (or perhaps all of them, as I did) of interest.

  1. Ernest Hemingway’s first short story, which he wrote at the age of ten, is found in Key West, Florida – here
  2. A review of the Broadway adaptation of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ – here
  3. ‘The Story of Louisa Alcott’s Baby Sister, and Other Characters from Literature’s Sidelines’ – here
  4. ‘An Antigone for a Time of Terror’; a review of Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire here
  5. Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘Visions for his Daughter’ – here
  6. ‘The Transcontinental Life of an 18th-Century Woman of Letters’; a review of The Extraordinary Life of Lady Anne Barnard by Stephen Taylor – here
  7. ‘A Guide to Graveyard Tourism’ – here
  8. A review of Difficult Women: A Memoir of Three by David Plante – here
  9. The Real Story Behind Roald Dahl’s ‘Black Charlie’ – here

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