The latest edition of the renowned literary newspaper, the Times Literary Supplement, sees significant analytical articles published by two members of the Comparative Literature and English department.
Professor Dan Gunn’s piece is called “More vim than spunk” and is the lead fiction review in the issue. Gunn reviews A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker, a fictionalised account of Beckett’s war years. It can be read at the following link (a subscription to the TLS is required): Samuel Beckett, reimagined
Russell Williams publishes a review of a new Paris exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, convinced by and featuring the work of the contemporary novelist Michel Houellebecq. He concludes that “the writer is as much at home in the gallery as he is on the page”. This piece has can be read for free here.