Neil Rathmell – writer

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An alchemist of the modern age

The distinctive qualities on which Montaigne’s reputation as an essayist is founded are his conversational voice, his discursive style, his use of both classical reference and personal anecdote to support … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary, 1 January 2014

The essays that Dickens published under the title of The Uncommercial Traveller were written towards the end of his life and mostly made their first appearance in his new weekly … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment