Category Archives: Reader questions

Your Book Club Wants to Read Middlemarch? Great Idea!

A stupid article about how Middlemarch is the kiss of death for book clubs has been getting a disappointing amount of linkage in the past couple of days, including from sites you’d expect to be above that kind of pandering to the lowest common denominator (I’m looking at you, New Yorker!). I’d like to think […]

Help Wanted: “novelists and poets published in the last sixty years”

In a comment on my ‘About’ page, Bruce Cooper makes the following request: I have no academic qualification and, to a very large extent, have relied on the works of FR Leavis to guide my reading of poetry and fiction. The reliance has not, I believe, been without merit and I am indebted to him […]

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