'New Statesman'

Portrait of a Political Weekly 1913-1931

Author: Adrian Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135206228

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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This volume reveals how a fledgling Fabian journal came to play a key role in the growth of the modern Labour Party. The author compares its first journalists with later generations of editors and writers and rediscovers the early, and lasting, importance of the British Left's best-known magazine.

Fiction of the New Statesman, 1913-1939

Author: Bashir Abu-Manneh

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1611493536

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 467


Fiction of the New Statesman is the first study of the short stories published in the renowned British journal theNew Statesman. This book argues that New Statesman fiction advances a strong realist preoccupation with ordinary, everyday life, and shows how British domestic concerns have a strong hold on the working-class and lower-middle-class imaginative output of this period.

The New statesman

the history of the first fifty years, 1913-1963

Author: Edward Hyams

Publisher: N.A


Category: New statesman

Page: 326

View: 4955




The Best of the New Statesman, 1913-2019

Author: Various

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474615023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 2270


No British periodical or weekly magazine has a richer and more distinguished archive than the New Statesman, which has long been at the centre of British political and cultural life. If not quite at the centre, then at the most energetic, subversive end of the progressive centre-left. Kingsley Martin, editor of the New Statesman from 1930 to 1960, wrote that "life on the NS was always a battle. After all, I had been brought up as a dissenter and I tended to see all problems as moral issues." The magazine has notably recognized and published new writers and critics, as well as encouraged major careers. Many of the most notable political and cultural writers of the recent past have written for the New Statesman. Many have been on its staff or were associates of it: HG Wells, George Bernard Shaw, JM Keynes, VS Pritchett, Paul Johnson, Claire Tomalin, Christopher Hitchens and John Gray. The most significant intellectual and cultural currents of the age ripple through its pages. There is, too, a rich history of poetry and fiction and illustration and cartoons to draw on, from Low's sketches of the great and the good to the gonzo art of Ralph Steadman and the bold cover illustrations and caricatures of André Carrilho. The book is more than an anthology. It tells the story of the New Statesman, from the eve of the First World War to the long aftermath of 9/11 and the populist upheavals of today. It looks forward as well as back, offering a unique and unpredictable perspective on politics, literature and the world.

The New Statesman Century

100 Years of the Best and Boldest Writing on Politics and Culture

Author: Createspace Independent Pub,New Statesman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781512315738


Page: 500

View: 2846


The New Statesman Century is an anthology of the finest cultural and political writing, published in the New Statesman over the last hundred years. It contains hundreds of articles not to be found anywhere else, including Christopher Hitchens' final interview, conducted by Richard Dawkins; H G Wells's notorious interview with Joseph Stalin from 1934; Philip Larkin on the "addictive excitement" of a public library; an early excerpt from Christopher Isherwood's diaries as he travelled around China with W H Auden; Christabel Pankhurst on the suffragette movement; George Orwell on London's poor; Bertrand Russell's open letter to General Eisenhower and Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War (plus their astonishing replies); J B Priestley's "Britain and the Nuclear Bombs", the furious article that launched CND; C P Snow's famous "Two Cultures" essay; as well as contributions by Virginia Woolf, Hugh Grant, Eric Hobsbawm, Julian Barnes, Gore Vidal, Graham Greene, Rebecca West, E M Forster, D H Lawrence, Seamus Heaney, T S Eliot and John Maynard Keynes - plus landmark interviews and profiles of Tony Blair, Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher, Mahatma Gandhi, and Winston Churchill.

The World Is What It Is

The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul

Author: Patrick French

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330464930

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

View: 5970


This is the first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most compelling literary figures of the last fifty years. With great feeling for his formidable body of work, and exclusive access to his private papers and personal recollections, Patrick French has produced a lucid and astonishing account of this enigmatic genius: one which looks sensitively and unflinchingly at his relationships, his development as a writer and as a man, his outspokenness, his peerless creativity, and his extraordinary and enduring position both outside and at the very centre of literary culture. ‘Its clarity, honesty, even-handedness, its panoramic range and close emotional focus, above all its virtually unprecedented access to the dark secret life at its heart, make it one of the most gripping biographies I’ve ever read’ Hilary Spurling, Observer ‘A brilliant biography: exemplary in its thoroughness, sympathetic but tough in tone . . . Reading it I was enthralled – and frequently amused (how incredibly funny Naipaul can be!)’ Spectator ‘A masterly performance . . . If a better biography is published this year, I shall be astonished’ Allan Massie, Literary Review ‘Remarkable. This biography will change the way we read Naipaul’s books’ Craig Brown, Book of the Week, Mail on Sunday