Search Results

Advanced Search

16 to 17 of 17 results

Sort by:

Filter by:

Contributors

Article Types

Authors

Robespierre’s Chamber Pot

Julian Barnes: Loathed by Huysmans, 2 April 2020

Modern Art 
byJ.K. Huysmans, translated byBrendan King.
Dedalus, 313 pp., £10.99, February 2019, 978 1 910213 99 5
Show More
Show More
... and French artists, were fortunate to have the backing of some of the best writers of the day. Stendhal, Baudelaire, Gautier, Goncourt, Zola, Maupassant, Huysmans and Mallarmé all doubled up as art critics. (The bullish Courbet took on both tasks: doing the work and the self-promotion.) It helped that there were extraordinary new artists to support, as ...

Superchild

John Bayley, 6 September 1984

The Diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol. V: 1936-1941 
edited byAnne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie.
Chatto, 402 pp., £17.50, June 1984, 0 7012 0566 0
Show More
Deceived with Kindness: A Bloomsbury Childhood 
byAngelica Garnett.
Chatto, 181 pp., £9.95, August 1984, 0 7011 2821 6
Show More
Show More
... was the experience of many young persons in the years following her death; and such still seems to be the experience of young readers who discover her today. But there is something wrong, very wrong, somewhere: there is contradiction at the heart of it all. Her Diary shows what it is. For its appeal is quite different; to a different audience, a different ...

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