BOOK REVIEW: WE DON’T JUST PASS AWAY, WE DIE

This review, and the book itself, might be considered by many people to be “too much information”. If you are of a disposition that might be offended by a detailed account of death, then please do not read on. On the other hand this may be considered an informative and insightful essay on a subject we may have ignored or been deprived of learning about. It is a long read, about 45 minutes. The Editor … More BOOK REVIEW: WE DON’T JUST PASS AWAY, WE DIE

Voices from a past national crisis mirror the news fatigue challenges the media faces today

It was evident from the writings of MO diarists that everyday people reacted to the news of the war in disparate ways; far from the homogeneous “Blitz-spirit” narrative perpetuated by government newsreels. … More Voices from a past national crisis mirror the news fatigue challenges the media faces today

BOOK REVIEW by ANDREW O’HAGAN

Self-Hugging Andrew O’Hagan Boswell’s Presumptuous Task by Adam Sisman. Hamish Hamilton, 352 pp., £17.99, November 2000, 0 241 13637 7 James Boswell’s ‘Life of Johnson’: Research Edition: Vol. II  edited by Bruce Redford and Elizabeth Goldring. Edinburgh, 303 pp., £50, February 2000, 0 7486 0606 8 Samuel Johnson: The Life of an Author  by Lawrence Lipking. Harvard, 372 pp., £11.50, March 2000, 0 674 00198 2 Dr Johnson’s London  by Liza Picard. Weidenfeld, 362 pp., £20, July … More BOOK REVIEW by ANDREW O’HAGAN

BOOK REVIEW: SPECIAL READ FOR FATHER’S DAY

In Ulysses, Stephen describes his father, Simon, in words that fit Joyce’s father, John Stanislaus Joyce: “A medical student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur actor, a shouting politician, a small landlord, a small investor, a drinker, a good fellow, a storyteller, somebody’s secretary, something in a distillery, a taxgatherer, a bankrupt and at present a praiser of his own past.” … More BOOK REVIEW: SPECIAL READ FOR FATHER’S DAY