Category Archives: ian mcewan

Something apt from Dover Beach

Ian McEwan has just come out against Islamism*, as he calls it. I’m not sure what distinguishes Islamism from Islam, other than the generally derogatory aura created by the suffix ‘ism’, but that’s by-the-by. He’s quoted as saying: “I myself … Continue reading

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The son-in-law also rises

Well, I don’t know. I’ve just been to the Guardian site to look at the latest book reviews and what do I find? The first item is Ian McEwan on millennial doomsters. So far, so predictable. I haven’t had time … Continue reading

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Leaping to McEwan’s defence (honestly)

I’ve no great affection for the recent work of Ian McEwan (see my comments on his latest work below) but it’s hard not to sympathise with him when you read a letter as silly as the one published in today’s … Continue reading

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On Chesil Beach: a melancholy, long, withdrawing roar…

I’ve just been reading the extract printed in today’s Guardian from the new Ian McEwan novel, to be published next month, and it seems to confirm a tendency that first became evident in Atonement and, alas, all too explicit in … Continue reading

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