Category Rose Macaulay

Finished: The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay

About: The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay Published: 1956 Publisher: NYRB (2003 reprint) Guardian 1000 Category: Comedy Source: Personal Library From Slate: Through its reissues of out-of-print or forgotten books, the New York Review of Books has been fueling the sense of discovery that remains one of the great pleasures of reading. Again and […]

‘Towers of Trebizond’ and the World in 1956

Everything I disliked about Martin Amis’s Money is thankfully absent fromĀ  Towers of Trebizond, I’m relieved to say. There are no drunkards, no porn-addicted slovenly men, no unfunny (to me) humor. Just goes to show you how much popular writing changed in the approximately 30 years separating the two books (1956 and 1984), not that […]

Rose Macaulay: Biography (‘Towers of Trebizond’)

I wish I could allow time to read biographical material about all the authors whose books I’m reading for this project but I’m afraid that would take an inordinate amount of time I can’t well afford. It’ll take long enough to get through as many of the 1000 as I can. Not to mention the […]