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On Elizabeth Bishop

Colm Tóibín

Matthew Bevis writes:

‘Nobody knows … nobody knows.’ Elizabeth Bishop said her grandmother’s remark was the chorus of her childhood. ‘I often wondered what my grandmother knew that ...

Normal People

Sally Rooney

From the publisher:

When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about ...

Attention Seeking

Adam Phillips

From the publisher:

A short, fascinating introduction to the concept of attention from Britain’s leading psychoanalyst, author of Missing Out and On Kindness. What we find of interest may ...

Foodists: Writing about eating from the London Review of Books

John Bayley, Joanna Biggs, Angela Carter, John Lanchester, James Meek, Emma Rothschild, Steven Shapin, Adam Smyth, E.S. Turner, Margaret Visser, Bee Wilson, Francis Wyndham

‘Food, like sex, is mostly in the head,’ writes John Bayley in the piece which gives this anthology its title. Sure enough, in the LRB’s pages, food has often been a medium to think about ...

Kudos

Rachel Cusk

From the publisher:

Once she reaches her destination, the conversations she has with the people she meets – about art, about family, about politics, about love, about sorrow and joy, about ...

Deaf Republic

Ilya Kaminsky

From the publisher:

When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear – all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated ...