A.S. Byatt | A.S. Byatt
A few years ago, in preparing a lecture on Jane Eyre for the second year students, I discovered that one of the critics on the novel had remarked thatJane Eyre had the best depiction of ‘cold' in all of English Literature, quoting a passage about the schoolgirls walking back to Lowood from...
Gold Leaf (A.S. Byatt, Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie, The Arabian Nights, and the tyranny of “fast-paced” fiction)
A.S. Byatt, in her delicious, capacious, didactic, magical, magisterial new novel, The Children’s Book, both makes/recreates a world and tells a long, rich story. I confess that, though I love many minimalist works, this is the kind of writing that brought me into a life of reading and writing...