American Literature

Jonathan Ames on P.G. Wodehouse, Language and 'Wake Up, Sir!'

Ben Mirza | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

'Wake Up, Sir' is a genuinely brilliant novel, a neatly crafted slice of literary chaos with some heart-warming tenderness added to the mix.

Reading Lolita in Public

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

There I am, sitting on the train, surrounded by bored, lonely and judgemental strangers, reading the words that grace those infamous pages... 'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.'

Dear Mr Gove - Don't Axe The American Classics

Gemma Parry | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Dear Mr Gove, I woke up yesterday to a news feed awash with fears that you had plans to axe To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men from the curric...

Top 5's: Literature

Max Lewis Barnard | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Max Lewis Barnard

Top five unexposed, lesser-known reads and top five essential reads.

On The Road Hits the Wall

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Eric Ehrmann

For over half a century the American movie industry has been reluctant to fund the quintessentially red white and blue road trip with conventional wisdom claiming the project was unfilmable.

Moby-Dick Celebrated With Google Doodle

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 17.12.2012 | Home

Moby-Dick, the novel by Herman Melville considered one of the greatest in American literature, has be honoured with its own Google doodle. The desi...

Gore Vidal - Probably the Most Important Man of American Letters Since Mark Twain

John Wight | Posted 30.09.2012 | Home
John Wight

Though a man of the left, Vidal carried the air of a patrician who could give any English aristocrat a run for their money when it came to emitting an aura of superiority. However, in Vidal's case, a sense of arrogance was well deserved given his abundant talent and intelligence.

Sam Parker

'The Good Father' By Noah Hawley: Review | Sam Parker | Posted 31.07.2012 | Home

Noah Hawley's fourth novel, The Good Father, is his first to be published in the UK. A skim read of both his biography the synopsis of the novel could...