Reading between the lines
choice: three to see in the next seven days
Friday 11 August 1995
Book festivals aren't noted for their intellectual content. Their real purpose, is to put faces to names and Edinburgh is no exception. If lively debate is what you're looking for, however, then two events stand out. On Monday 21 Aug at 5pm, Jonathan Coe, Nick Hornby and Mark Lawson will be discussing the effect of popular culture on literary fiction; while, this Monday at 11am, Harold Bloom defends the 26 writers included in his "Western canon" against the combined critical might of Colm Toibin, Frank Kermode, Carsten Jensen and Germaine Greer. Dare your hangover to survive that.
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh (0131-220 3991) tomorrow to 28 Aug
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