Claude Rawson


In the LRB Archive:

  • Stewed, roasted, baked or boiled · 6 August 1992

    • The Intelligencer by Jonathan Swift and Thomas Sheridan, edited by James Woolley
    • Jonathan Swift: A Literary Life by Joseph McMinn
  • Agamemnon, Smith and Thomson · 9 April 1992

    • Homer: The ‘Iliad’ translated by Robert Fagles
    • Kings by Christopher Logue
  • John Homer’s Odyssey · 9 January 1992

    • Customs in Common by E.P. Thompson
  • Samuel Johnson goes abroad · 29 August 1991

    • A Voyage to Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson, edited by Joel Gold
    • Rasselas, and Other Tales by Samuel Johnson, edited by Gwin Kolb
    • A Dictionary of the English Language (1755) by Samuel Johnson
    • The Making of Johnson’s Dictionary, 1746-1773 by Allen Reddick
    • Samuel Johnson’s Attitude to the Arts by Morris Brownell
    • Johnson’s Shakespeare by G.F. Parker
  • Old Literature and its Enemies · 25 April 1991

    • The Death of Literature by Alvin Kernan
    • Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry: Encyclopedia, Genealogy and Tradition by Alasdair MacIntyre
    • Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man by David Lehman
  • No Trousers · 20 December 1990

    • The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke. Vol. VIII: The French Revolution 1790-1794 edited by L.G. Mitchell
    • Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke, edited by J.G.A. Pocock
    • A Philosophical Enquiry by Edmund Burke, edited by Adam Phillips
  • Fielding in the dock · 5 April 1990

    • Henry Fielding: A Life by Martin Battestin and Ruthe Battestin
    • New Essays by Henry Fielding, edited by Martin Battestin
    • The Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding. The True Patriot, and Related Writings edited by W.B. Coley
    • An Enquiry into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers, and Related Writings edited by Malvin Zirker
    • The Covent-Garden Journal and A Plan of the Universal Register Office by Henry Fielding, edited by Bertrand Goldgar
    • Fielding and the Woman Question: The Novels of Henry Fielding and the Feminist Debate 1700-1750 by Angela Smallwood
  • An Epiphany of Footnotes · 16 March 1989

    • Social Values and Poetic Acts: The Historical Judgment of Literary Work by Jerome McGann
  • Fellow Genius · 5 January 1989

    • The Poems of John Oldham edited by Harold Brooks and Raman Selden
  • Poet Squab · 3 March 1988

    • John Dryden and His World by James Anderson Winn
    • John Dryden edited by Keith Walker
  • Richardson, alas · 12 November 1987

    • Samuel Richardson by Jocelyn Harris
  • The night that I didn’t get drunk · 7 May 1987

    • Boswell: The English Experiment 1785-1789 edited by Irma Lustig and Frederick Pottle
    • The Converse of the Pen: Acts of Intimacy in the 18th-Century Familiar Letter by Bruce Redford
    • Printing Technology, Letters and Samuel Johnson by Alvin Kernan
  • Textual Intercourse · 6 February 1986

    • The Name of Action: Critical Essays by John Fraser
  • Eating people · 24 January 1985

    • Cannibalism and the Common Law: The Story of the Tragic Last Voyage of the ‘Mignonette’ by A.W.B. Simpson
  • Textual Harassment · 5 April 1984

    • The World, the Text and the Critic by Edward Said
    • The Deconstructive Turn: Essays in the Rhetoric of Philosophy by Christopher Norris
    • The New Pelican Guide to English Literature. Vol. VIII: The Present edited by Boris Ford
  • Little People · 15 September 1983

    • The Borrowers Avenged by Mary Norton
  • Wild Horses · 1 April 1983

    • ‘The Bronze Horseman’ and Other Poems by Alexander Pushkin, translated by D.M. Thomas
    • Alexander Pushkin: A Critical Study by A.D.P. Briggs
    • ‘Choiseul and Talleyrand’: A Historical Novella and Other Poems, with New Verse Translations of Alexander Pushkin by Charles Johnston
    • Mozart and Salieri: The Little Tragedies by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Antony Wood
    • I have come to greet you by Afanasy Fet, translated by James Greene
    • Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman
    • Travelling without a Valid Ticket by Howard Sergeant
  • Bananas · 18 November 1982

    • God’s Grace by Bernard Malamud
  • Kelpers · 17 June 1982

    • St Kilda’s Parliament by Douglas Dunn
    • Airborn/Hijos del Aire by Octavio Paz and Charles Tomlinson
    • The Flood by Charles Tomlinson
    • Looking into the Deep End by David Sweetman
    • Independence by Andrew Motion
  • Epireading · 4 March 1982

    • Ferocious Alphabets by Denis Donoghue
  • Lordly Accents · 18 February 1982

    • Acts of Implication by Irvin Ehrenpreis
  • Catastrophe · 1 October 1981

    • The Sinking of the Titanic by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    • Paul Clean: Poems translated by Michael Hamburger
    • Talk about the Last Poet by Charles Johnston
  • Moving Pictures · 16 July 1981

    • English Subtitles by Peter Porter
    • Unplayed Music by Carol Rumens
    • Close Relatives by Vicki Feaver
  • War and Pax · 2 July 1981

    • War Music. An Account of Books 16 to 19 of Homer’s ‘Iliad’ by Christopher Logue
    • Ode to the Dodo. Poems from 1953 to 1978 by Christopher Logue
    • Under the North Star by Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin
    • Ted Hughes: The Unaccommodated Universe by Ekbert Faas
    • Myth in the Poetry of Ted Hughes by Stuart Hirschberg
    • Ted Hughes: A Critical Study by Terry Gifford and Neil Roberts
  • Claude Rawson considers the behaviour of reviewers and their response to Martin Amis’s novel ‘Other People’ · 7 May 1981

  • Southern Comfort · 16 April 1981

    • Jefferson Davis gets his citizenship back by Robert Penn Warren
    • Being here: Poetry 1977-1980 by Robert Penn Warren
    • Ways of light: Poems 1972-1980 by Richard Eberhart
  • Purloined Author · 5 February 1981

    • Writing and Reading in Henry James by Susanne Kappeler
  • Dear God · 4 December 1980

    • Overhead by God. Fiction and Prayer in Herbert, Milton, Dante and St John by A.D. Nuttall
  • Blistering Attacks · 6 November 1980

    • The Oxford Book of Satirical Verse by Geoffrey Grigson
  • Writing to rule · 18 September 1980

    • Boileau and the Nature of Neo-Classicism by Gordon Pocock
    • ‘The Rape of the Lock’ and its Illustrations 1714-1896 by Robert Halsband

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