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End-of-the-Month Roundup

–Today’s New York Times has an article about people who choose to have portraits of their houses painted rather than photographed: While landscape portraiture became a common endeavor for artists centuries ago, homes were rarely the principal subjects of the … Continue reading

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Martin Green Reconsidered

Writing in the New Criterion, David Platzer reconsiders a 1976 book by Martin Green (1927-2010), late Professor at Tufts University. This is called Children of the Sun and is described by Platzer as a book about: the remarkable literary generation, … Continue reading

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Compton Mackenzie Reconsidered

In the wake of the recent New Statesman essay seeking to revive an interest in JB Priestley, the latest New Criterion has published one seeking to create a renewed interest in another neglected novelist of the same period. This is … Continue reading

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Henry Green, Enthusiasms, Tammy Faye, and Clarissa

The attempted revival of Henry Green’s works and reputation marches ever onward. The latest contribution is an article by Dominic Green (no likely relationship since Henry’s family name was Yorke) in the New Criterion. Green makes the case that Yorke … Continue reading

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New Criterion Reprints Article on Waugh’s African Writings

The New Criterion has reprinted a 2003¬†article by James Panero about Waugh’s writings on Africa, making the point that¬†Waugh got most things right. This is entitled “Reading Africa in Waugh.” Panero’s family had business in Africa; his grandfather ran a … Continue reading

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Journals of Alan Pryce-Jones Published

The journals of literary critic and post-war editor of the TLS, Alan Pryce-Jones were published, largely unnoticed, late last year. These cover the years 1926-1939 and are entitled Devoid of Shyness. According to a recent notice in the New Criterion’s … Continue reading

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