LRB is a bi-weekly publication that includes up to 15 book reviews and essays per issue written by academics, writers, and journalists. It also usually includes shorter art and film reviews, poems, and a “lively letters page.”
As described on the LRB website, “a typical issue moves through political commentary to science or ancient history by way of literary criticism and social anthropology. So, for example, an issue can open with a piece on the rhetoric of war, move on to reassessing the reputation of Pythagoras, follow that with articles on the situation in Iraq, the 19th-century super-rich, Nabokov’s unpublished novel, how saints got to be saints, the life and work of William Empson, and an assessment of the poetry of Alice Oswald."
The Library’s subscription includes access to issues dating back to 1979 when the LRB was first published. You can browse the archive by issue, contributor, or category. Categories include contributors, reviewed authors, article types, subjects, places, and historical period.
For more information, contact:
Liaison Librarian for History, Independent Studies, and Political Science