Reviewed in the LRB, volume 41 number 21, 7 November 2019

Books reviewed in volume 41 number 21 of The London Review of Books (7 November 2019).

Epoch and Artist

David Jones

Paul Keegan writes:

‘You ought to be in a kindergarten,’ a Canadian nurse exclaimed to David Jones, aged twenty, awaiting transfer home in July 1916 after being wounded in Mametz Wood. Even ...

The Dying Gaul and Other Writings

David Jones

Paul Keegan writes:

‘You ought to be in a kindergarten,’ a Canadian nurse exclaimed to David Jones, aged twenty, awaiting transfer home in July 1916 after being wounded in Mametz Wood. Even ...

Hitler: A Life

Peter Longerich

Christopher Clark writes:

Something very strange happens in the middle of The End, the sixth and last volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s titanic work of self-description. At around page 482, the ...

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Deborah Friedell writes:

In P.D. James’s strangest novel, The Children of Men (1992), humans stop being able to get pregnant, and no one can figure out why. Scientific research comes to ...

Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

Brendan Simms

Christopher Clark writes:

Something very strange happens in the middle of The End, the sixth and last volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s titanic work of self-description. At around page 482, the ...