D J Taylor

David John Taylor is a British critic, novelist and biographer.

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Book review / A glimpse of EngLit's bloomers

Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? More Puzzles in Classic Fiction by John Sutherland Oxford University Press, pounds 4.99

He's my Squeeze from suburbia

England Is Mine: pop life in Albion from Wilde to Goldie by Michael Bracewell, HarperCollins, pounds 18; Is pop music the key to a lost Arcady of Englishness? In your dreams, says D J Taylor

On his best behaviour

Journals, 1990-1992 by Anthony Powell, Heinemann, pounds 20

books: What a carve-up

A cosy Left-Liberal orthodoxy has stunted recent British fiction. D J Taylor cuts down the pinks

Protocol and culture clash

D J Taylor on tales of exile

The American way of death

This Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death by Harold Brodkey, Fourth Estate, pounds 14.99

Re-inventing Mary Anne

D J Taylor reads the life of a rebellious Victorian

Books: Cry Mother, if you will...

D J Taylor on nuns and honeymoons; Ripples of Dissent: Women's Stories of Marriage from the 1890s edited by Bridget Bennett, Dent, pounds 25

Book review / Losing your heart in the madhouse

Asylum by Patrick McGrath Viking, pounds 16

Whiskery symbol of a High Bohemian tradition

George Cruikshank's influence on Dickens and Thackeray has been hugely underestimated, says D J Taylor; George Cruikshank's Life, Times and Art Volume 2: 1835-1878 by Robert L Patten, Lutterworth Press, pounds 45
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