Neil Rathmell – writer

100+ essays on literary topics

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L.S.Lowry’s cave paintings

The Lowry exhibition at Tate Britain has provoked a critical response which often says more about the critic than the artist. For John Barrell, writing in the London Review of … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alfred Jarry

Most people know Alfred Jarry, if they know him at all, as the author of Ubu Roi. But he also wrote novels and once made a guest appearance in a … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chandler’s Inferno

Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) was born in Chicago, moved to London with his mother, was educated at Dulwich College, became a British citizen, worked at the Admiralty, went back to America, … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stephen King’s debt to Tolstoy

All the time I was reading Stephen King’s novella, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, I had the feeling I had read it before. I hadn’t and I hadn’t seen … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 2 Comments