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Howard Jacobson: when revisiting your own work becomes a perilous business

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My fourth novel fell through the cracks between publishers, and is now out of print. What if rereading it shows it isn’t very good? Or more painful still: too good?Rereading one’s own novels after many years is always a fraught business, but when a novel has fallen out of print – The Very Model of a Man is the only novel of mine that has – and so crops up infrequently in conversations with readers or indeed with oneself, revisiting it ... more

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Folded Clock’

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Heidi Julavits discusses “The Folded Clock”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jeffrey Lieberman talks about “Shrinks”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news.

Nightwalking: a subversive stroll through the city streets

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Walking at night has always been the pursuit of the lost, the lonely, the deviant and dispossessed. Yet in today’s cities it can have a rebellious role Continue reading...

Book reviews roundup: The Purple Revolution, Madness and Civilisation, and Vanessa and Her Sister

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What the critics thought of Nigel Farage’s The Purple Revolution, Andrew Scull’s Madness and Civilisation and Priya Parmar’s Vanessa and Her Sister Continue reading...

Kazuo Ishiguro on The Buried Giant - books podcast

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His latest novel is set in an ancient land populated with ogres and pixies, but is it fantasy? The Booker-winning author explains all – and answers questions from a live audience Continue reading...