Literary Radar

Articles, book reviews, literary critiques and journalistic reports around books on local and international media.

7 Great mysteries about rare books and bibliophiles | Crime Reads | 16/08/2019

History abounds with tales of obsessive bibliophilic greed, betrayal, theft, blackmail, fraud, assault, and murder. 

Too busy? Distracted by your phone? How to love reading again | The Guardian | 14/08/2019

If reading has given way in your life to social media and other distractions, it can be hard to return to books - but these tips could help. 


The Tale of Genji: The world’s first novel? | | 14/08/2019

Written 1,000 years ago, the epic story of 11th-Century Japan, The Tale of Genji, was written by Murasaki Shikibu, a woman. 


Toni Morrison, Remembered By Writers | The New Yorker | 10/08/2019

This august, Toni Morrison died in New York at the age of eighty-eight. In the days after, writers reflect on her life and on their experience of reading her work. 


What Were People Reading in the Summer of ’69? | The New York Times | 9/08/2019

Let's look back to the summer of 1969 to see what people were reading 50 years ago. 


How “Peanuts” Created a Space for Thinking | The New Yorker | 6/08/2019

Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip invited readers to contemplate the big picture on a small scale.