Richard Luckett

Richard Luckett is a fellow in English at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where I.A. Richards taught, and Librarian of the Pepys Library, where Richards’s papers are held. He is also Richards’s literary executor.


Richard Luckett, 21 December 1989

‘Bless you’ was Ivor Richards’s characteristic farewell in his last years, an envoi which never failed to convey the careful omission of ‘God’. Yet it also recalled, because what he said, though not what he wrote, was often highly allusive, his choice in life of

Bad Nights at ‘The Libertine’

Keith Walker, 8 October 1992

Kwabena Nketia tells us, in his book African Music, that ‘music’ is defined in Africa through the social uses to which it is put. Some native African languages don’t have a word...

Read more reviews

Read anywhere with the London Review of Books app, available now from the App Store for Apple devices, Google Play for Android devices and Amazon for your Kindle Fire.

Sign up to our newsletter

For highlights from the latest issue, our archive and the blog, as well as news, events and exclusive promotions.

Newsletter Preferences