Thomas Mann

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Top 10 imaginary journeys in literature | Christy Edwall
Disobeying the injunction to write only ‘what you know’, authors from Bram Stoker to Virginia Woolf have created rich fictional adventures into the unknown

Christy Edwall

01, Feb, 2023 @12:17 PM

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Nurse! My pen! Hanif Kureishi’s hospital musings and the art of sickbed writing
The author has published 10,000 words since being left paralysed – about the able-bodied, sexual positions and racist taunts. From Hilary Mantel to Audre Lorde, we look at how illness changes a writer

Lara Feigel

31, Jan, 2023 @4:30 PM

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Top 10 novels about neighbours | Ayşegül Savaş
From commune-dwellers to lodgers in miniature, the people we live alongside make intriguing subjects for fiction

Ayşegül Savaş

11, May, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Colm Tóibín: ‘Boris Johnson would be a blood clot … Angela Merkel the cancer’
The acclaimed novelist on chemotherapy, growing up gay in Ireland and writing his first poetry collection at the age of 66

Lisa Allardice

14, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Magician by Colm Tóibín review – a difficult Mann to know
This dramatisation of Thomas Mann’s private and public life never quite convinces as biography or fiction

Anthony Cummins

26, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Magician by Colm Tóibín review – inside the mind of Thomas Mann
This compelling fictionalised biography explores the life and times of the exiled German Nobel winner, exquisitely balancing the intimate and momentous

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

17, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The cupboard looks increasingly bare for Marcus Rashford’s detractors | Tim Adams
Those who fought against the campaign for free school meals should be shamed by families’ miserly food parcels

Tim Adams

17, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The end of coronavirus: what plague literature tells us about our future
From Thucydides to Camus, there are plenty of hopeful reminders that there’s nothing unprecedented about the coronavirus lockdown - and that pandemics do end

Marcel Theroux

01, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Tackle that to-be-read pile: the books to try if you're self-isolating
From Nora Ephron to Thomas Mann, here are 12 books to entertain, challenge and inspire if you’re confined at home due to Covid-19

Alex Clark

18, Mar, 2020 @2:30 PM

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Gigi Crompton obituary
Other lives: Botanist and author of the Cambridgeshire Flora Records Since 1538

Kirsty Findlay

17, Feb, 2020 @4:03 PM

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Death in Venice review – Britten's opera dazzles and glows
Mark Padmore’s impressive central performance powers David McVicar’s luxurious if earthbound revival of Britten’s final opera

Erica Jeal

22, Nov, 2019 @1:00 PM

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