Times Literary Supplement

Times Literary Supplement

Mental slavery

Published: 20 May 2005

IN Y FATHER’S SHADOW. A daughter’s insight into the man behind the Prime Minister’s mask. By Rachel Manley. 226pp. BlackAmber Books. Jamaica, the largest of Britain’s ex-colonies in the Caribbean, is a long, thin island of only 3…

Fit for revival

Published: 12 March 2004

DEATH’S JEST-BOOK. By Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Edited by Michael Bradshaw. 228pp. Manchester: Carcanet.

Lady makes a splash

Published: 23 May 2003

WRAPED IN RAINBOWS. The life of Zora Neale Hurston. By Valerie Boyd. 526pp. Scribner.  Zora Neale Hurston, author and folklorist, was a leading light in the Harlem Renaissance, the black American arts movement that coincided with the Jazz Age. She wrote her best-known…

Sciascia’s horror of sulphurous evil

Published: 17 October 1997

IL MAESTRO DI REGALPETRA. Vita di Leonardo Sciascia. Matteo Collura. 390pp. Milan: Longanesi. The word “Mafia” (probably from the Arab mahias, meaning bully or braggart) was scarcely heard in Sicilian daily life before 1961. That year, is Life of Tony Benn appeared last year.

Siren voice

Published: 03 January 2014

Giueppe Tomasi di Lampedusa CHILDHOOD MEMORIES AND OTHER STORIES Translated by Stephen Parkin 288pp. Alma Classics.