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London Review of Books, The

New York Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, LRB

a fortnightly literary periodical which began appearing as part of the New York Review of Books in October 1979, when the Times Literary Supplement had temporarily ceased publication. In May 1980 it became an independent publication. Karl Miller was founding editor and continued to edit the journal until 1992. The editorial advisory board includes Ian Hamilton, Frank Kermode, and V. S. Pritchett, each of whom has been a frequent contributor. The high standards of its reviews have firmly established it among the principal literary and intellectual journals of its time. Karl Miller described the LRB, as it is generally known, as ‘not the sort of literary journal which prefers to be silent about public matters’, seeing it as a ‘paper of the democratic Left’. George Steiner, Christopher Ricks, Angela Carter, and A. J. P. Taylor have been among the most eminent of its regular contributors. Notable poets whose work has been featured include Craig Raine, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Tony Harrison, and Derek Walcott.

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