What You Didn't Miss: A Book of Literary Parodies as Featured in Private Eye

By D.J. Taylor

Because the overdue Nineteen Nineties, inner most Eye's "What You Didn't Miss" column has expert a vigilant lens on the various nice literary reputations of our age. Highlights of this bumper choice contain Martin Amis exploring the sexual revolution of the Sixties, A.S. Byatt rewriting the Norse myths and the past due Anthony Powell reflecting on his loss of life. There are verse contributions from such unique modern poets as Seamus Heaney, Clive James and Sir Andrew movement and a bunch of biographical matters starting from Hugh Trevor-Roper to the Bloomsbury workforce.

Edited and brought by way of D.J. Taylor, What You Didn't Miss doubles up as either an hilarious choice of literary lampoons and an alternate heritage of recent English Literature.

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