Contemporary Review

Founded in 1866, Contemporary Review is a scholarly journal published quarterly. Contemporary Review Company Ltd. owns and publishes this journal, and its editorial headquarters is in Oxford, United Kingdom.Contemporary Review covers a number of topics, including politics, international affairs, literature, art and art history. Its region and its audience are international. Dr. Richard Mullen is the editor; Dr. Alex Kerr is the managing editor; Dr. James Munson is the literary editor; and Anselma Bruce is the associate editor. James LoGerfo, Robin Findlay and Charles Foster are the editorial advisers.

Articles from Vol. 268, No. 1565, June

Elizabeth Bowen: A Woman of Wisdom
It has been said too often that Elizabeth Bowen's literary style was strongly influenced by the writing of Henry James. This is a false assumption because when she was working on her first stories she had not read James or Maupassant or Katherine Mansfield...
Gustave Caillebotte - Painter of a New Paris
In 1994 a hugely popular exhibition in the Grand Palais in Paris commemorated the centenary of the death of the artist, Gustave Caillebotte. Its character was encapsulated for me in a painting of the back of an elegant top-hatted man gazing over a balcony...
Japan Looks to Her Asian Neighbors
Japan's history can be read as a succeeding chronicle of ambivalence towards, and within, the Asian continent as well as towards Pacific Area neighbours. It is a saga, too, of disengagement for Japan to establish a national identity in a world of predominant...
New Jobs for Experienced Soldiers
When we read stories about a shortage of recruits in some branches of the armed forces, we can be led to believe that recent cuts have been too drastic; that several problems would not have arisen if bureaucrats and politicians had done their sums and...
Norway's Rejection of the European Union
Norway is the only country that has rejected membership of the European Union twice. When Sweden, Finland and Austria said yes in 1994, Norway said no. In 1972 when Britain, Denmark and Ireland entered, Norway had also said no. Norway of course does...
Scotland's Changing Prospects
Scotland will probably never be the same again after the British General Election which must take place in the next year. Nor will the United Kingdom. Until now Britain has combined considerable national and regional diversity, both cultural and administrative,...
The 1996 Australian Federal Election
The Australian Labour Party's defeat in the March 1996 federal election was its worst defeat since 1931. This article, after a brief review of Australia's recent governments, examines the three main reasons for the defeat: the feeling that Labour had...
The Beachcomber Legacy
A humorist is often regarded as a lightweight literary figure. An essential attribute of written humour, however, is that it should 'read easily', so to be effective it must surely have been (to reverse Sheridan's phrase) 'curst hard writing'. This century...
The Gold of Troy Emerges from the Cold War
The recent announcement that Russia is to mount a lavish Exhibition during this summer of 'Priam's Gold', the art treasures gathered from the site of Ancient Troy, by the German archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), is momentous in more ways...
The Last Corncrake
Does everyone have incidents in their lives which, though not recognized as such until years later, eventually come to be seen as highly significant moments, representing an encounter with far deeper matters than any which concerned them at the time?...