Neil Rathmell – writer

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Tag Archives: London Review of Books

A Reader’s Diary, 7 May 2014

I am continually fascinated by the way contributors to the London Review of Books write about art. There is a fundamental problem in trying to explain in words what an … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary – 29 January 2014

John Clare wrote three kinds of poem: observations on himself (‘I am – yet what I am none cares or knows’), observations on social change (‘Enclosure like a Bonaparte let … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary, 15 January 2014

‘Ideas are easy. Writing is not.’ That is according to the advertisement which the Faber Academy has been running for the last few weeks. Every time I see it, I … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Reader’s Diary, 18 December 2013

Edward Luttwak begins his review of The Bombing War: Europe 1939-45 by Richard Overy (London Review of Books, 21 November 2013) with an extract from the report of the police … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · Leave a comment