D J Taylor
David John Taylor is a British critic, novelist and biographer.
23 November 1996 12:02 AM
This Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death by Harold Brodkey, Fourth Estate, pounds 14.99
16 November 1996 12:02 AM
D J Taylor reads the life of a rebellious Victorian
09 November 1996 12:02 AM
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
24 August 1996 12:02 AM
Asylum by Patrick McGrath Viking, pounds 16
17 August 1996 12:02 AM
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
08 October 1994 12:02 AM
IN AN age where we are regularly asked to judge not only the book but the accompanying performance of the writer, the vexed issue of the relationship between art and the artist infects literary life like a kind of distemper. Some novels seem inextricably bound up with the antics of their creators. But Salman Rushdie has fallen into this category by sheer mischance. Of all the misfortunes to affect a writer, one of the most dismal must be an awareness that the simple act of picking up your pen has become a highly charged political act, open to misrepresentation by friend and enemy alike. Depressingly, the fact of Rushdie's continued existence as a writer is as much a challenge for his admirers as his detractors. After all, to criticise work by a victim of intolerance can look dangerously like abetting zealotry.
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