Alan Sillitoe’s 1958 novel has been praised for its authentic depiction of postwar Nottingham. But does its innovative style cast off the label of ‘realist’?
Morrison demonstrates how imagining music in the mind’s ear can function in literature
The jazz world was blessed to have composer and arranger Billy Strayhorn
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Fyodor Dostoevsky’s philosophical blockbuster is more millennial than outmoded
The BBC’s adaptation is more salted caramel than a sickly spoonful of sugar