Monday, September 8, 2014

Seeds of Thought (Literary Review)

Virginia and Leonard Woolf in the garden
My Voltaire's Vine and Other Philosophies is reviewed in the September issue of Literary Review (UK).

In 'Seeds of Thought', Miranda Seymour covers the chapters neatly, criticises my Orwell and Kazantzakis chapters (for reasons that don't quite fit with my book's philosophical premise), and adds generously that "Young writes with a delightful combination of humour and insight."

I was particularly pleased by Miranda's celebration of the Leonard Woolf chapter, which is perhaps my favourite. Woolf was a mensch.

You can read the full review here.

(Photo: courtesy of the Keynes family)

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