Rachel Cusk

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Are slogan hats the new slogan T-shirts?
Baseball caps and bucket hats used to be about accessibility. But a new school of wearers are using them to express something about themselves

Ellie Violet Bramley

31, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rachel Cusk’s singular novel stands out on wide-ranging Booker longlist
Second Place is both timeless and up-to-the minute, with big names Richard Powers and Kazuo Ishiguro among strong international finalists

Justine Jordan

27, Jul, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Second Place by Rachel Cusk review – psychodrama in the shape of a social comedy
Cusk’s puzzling reworking of a 1932 memoir by an American bohemian suggests she’s in creative limbo

Anthony Cummins

02, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Second Place by Rachel Cusk review – exquisitely cruel home truths
The deeply gendered experience of freedom is cunningly exposed in a shocking interrogation of art, privilege and property

Sam Byers

29, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Top 10 house parties in fiction | David Leavitt
From Evelyn Waugh to Virginia Woolf and Sally Rooney, these novels offer masterclasses in dialogue-driven narrative

David Leavitt

16, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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From Donna Tartt to Irvine Welsh: 10 great novels about friendship
Urban junkies, competitive mothers, adolescent girls caught in the world of Charles Manson ... Lara Feigel picks her 10 favourites

Lara Feigel

04, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Whose Story is This?; Trick Mirror; Coventry – review
Essay collections from Rebecca Solnit, Jia Tolentino and Rachel Cusk chronicle the way we live now

Stephanie Merritt

08, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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A day in the life: the best books set over 24-hours
With Dalloway Day falling on Wednesday, Alex Clark picks books with a time limit – from Ulysses to a novel set over a lunchbreak

Alex Clark

19, Jun, 2019 @3:19 PM

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Rachel Cusk archive snapped up by library – despite burnt and lost manuscripts
Harry Ransom Center in Texas, which buys papers of authors including Ian McEwan and Arthur Miller, has acquired Cusk’s notebooks, laptop and even drawings by her children

Alison Flood

09, Apr, 2019 @11:07 AM

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‘If Ferrante is a friend, Ginzburg is a mentor’: the complex world of Natalia Ginzburg
Long famous in Italy, the writer is gaining readers in Britain with her vivid depictions of family life, the female experience, postwar hardship and hope

Lara Feigel

25, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 books about the seasons
A writer who has swapped city life for sheep farming chooses reading attuned to the year’s cycles, from Rachel Cusk to Marcel Proust

Axel Lindén

05, Dec, 2018 @9:19 AM

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How to refocus the spotlight on female writers
Women too often have their lives rather than their books reviewed. Writers including Joyce Maynard and Olivia Sudjic consider how this can be resisted

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

01, Nov, 2018 @7:00 AM

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