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. 269, No. 1570, November

'A Harmless Young Shepherd in a Soldier's Coat': A Centenary Salute to Edmund Blunden, 1 November 1896-20 January 1974
Edmund Blunden achieved considerable fame as a poet and biographer but was haunted for the rest of his life by his experiences as a young infantry officer on the Western Front. Much of his subsequent writing reflected the months he spent fighting round...
Atlanta after the Olympics
Now that the athletes of the Centennial Olympic Games are dispersed to the four corners of the Earth, Atlanta's status in the world remains a question. Improbably for this de facto capital of the American South, Atlanta desperately hoped that after the...
Hungary at Last Fulfills the Ideals of the 1956 Revolution
Forty years ago, Gyula Horn was a slight man of 24 dressed in a trenchcoat, carrying a revolver and assisting the Soviet occupation forces in hunting down supporters of the vanquished Hungarian revolution - many of whom were subsequently hanged. Today,...
Kingsley Amis versus Vladimir Nabokov
'Yes - oh dear yes - the novel tells a story,' E. M. Forster describes himself in Aspects of the Novel as saying in 'a drooping regretful voice'. He wishes that it could be something different from 'this low atavistic form'. Kingsley Amis had in his...
Returning to Power in Africa: Lessons from Uganda
The present article is, as its title clearly shows, in response to the brilliant albeit incomplete expose from Abiodun Onadipe which appeared in the August issue of Contemporary Review under the title 'The Return of Africa's Old Guard'. Quite understandably,...
The Many Faces of Scotland
There are many images of Scotland. Some are out of date, like the Scots engineers of steam-ships or the notion of a pious peasantry whiskered like Thomas Carlyle and keeping the Sabbath - or, as the English were wont to add, 'anything else they can get...
Trollope on Compact Disc
Compact is not a word normally associated with Anthony Trollope. That sturdy Victorian novelist who produced 47 novels, not to mention numerous volumes of short stories and non-fiction, was anything but compact in either physique or output. However he...
Turmoil in Cyprus: Another Hot Summer for the United Nations in the Eastern Mediterranean
The Cyprus problem has rarely been at the forefront of international relations. Often it has been sidelined by problems of a much larger scale, which entail far greater interests. But, in 1955-59, during the Greek Cypriot rebellion against British rule;...
Waiting for the Bore
Bore: a great tidal wave, created by the moon, that rides up certain rivers. In the case of the River Severn, there are bore timetables which give the date, hour and place on the river of its arrival, as well as an indication of its size and splendour,...