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Are we back in the Great Depression? Let’s ask the arts.

Radio 4’s Today Programme aired a segment last week, with Claire Armitstead and John Bowen, on the subject of Dickens and debt, which (not inevitably) segued into the question of whether we are now seeing Depression literature. The idea that we are … Continue reading

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Gun toting

When it comes to titles for book, films and other media, we stand firmly in the camp of Jamie McDonald, the crossest man in Scotland. Hence, we were pleased with the title of our new book to review. What’s your … Continue reading

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Chamber spot

John Mason Brown claimed that a critic preferred the indolence of opinion to the trials of actions. At the critical DLR, we find ourselves so indolent that we can’t even be bothered to rouse ourselves to the action of literary … Continue reading

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