What You Didn't Miss

What You Didn't Miss

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Since the late 1990s, Private Eye's 'What You Didn't Miss' column has trained a vigilant lens on some of the great literary reputations of our age. Highlights of this bumper selection include Martin Amis exploring the sexual revolution of the 1960s, A.S. Byatt rewriting the Norse myths and the late Anthony Powell reflecting on his death. There are verse contributions from such distinguished contemporary poets as Seamus Heaney, Clive James and Sir Andrew Motion and a host of biographical subjects ranging from Hugh Trevor-Roper to the Bloomsbury Group. Edited and introduced by D.J. Taylor, What You Didn't Miss Part 94 doubles up as both an hilarious collection of literary lampoons and an alternative history of modern English Literature.Youa#39;ll know, for example, attentive geographer that you are, that I probably live in South London a€“ inPutney, say, or Dulwich. ... Well, that would be telling wouldna#39;tit, and it would remove the whole element of suspense onwhich the averagely ... Except that Mr Swift has this other odd habit of always giving the game away long before the closing page. ... So perhaps Ia#39;dbetter tell you about Otis our cat, and how terribly upset weall were when he disappeared, and the affair Ihad with the vet.

Title:What You Didn't Miss
Author:D.J. Taylor
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-09-20


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