Tag Archives: UnHerd.com

Martin Amis R. I. P. (1949-2023)

Novelist and critic Martin Amis has died at the age of 73. Dwight Garner, a book critic of the New York Times, opens that paper’s obituary with this: Martin Amis, whose caustic, erudite and bleakly comic novels redefined British fiction … Continue reading

Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Newspapers, Obituaries | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Martin Amis R. I. P. (1949-2023)

Toffs Floribundi: Costume Drama, Oxford and Brexit

–On the occasion on the release of a new Downton Abbey film, The Times has devoted several articles to the costume drama as a genre. These begin with Robert Crampton defining the genre. From his perspective, a costume drama must … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Brideshead Revisited, Internet, Newspapers, Oxford | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Toffs Floribundi: Costume Drama, Oxford and Brexit

Avoidance of Class

Novelist Philip Hensher has posted an essay on the website UnHerd.com that discusses the disappearance of social class distinctions as a topic in contemporary novels. He begins by noting that his students show reluctance to use class as a character … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Brideshead Revisited | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Avoidance of Class