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. 263, No. 1530, July

An Elizabethan Ghost Goes West
I must begin by saying that I was brought up in the 1930s to believe there are no such things as ghosts. Since then, if only as a result of reading Herbert Thurston's Ghosts and Poltergeists, and the original correspondence on which it was based, I...
Chopin's Scottish Autumn
Frederick Chopin alighted at Edinburgh's Lothian Road station on August 5th, 1848, exhausted by the twelve-hour train journey from Euston. His affair with George Sand was over, there was revolution in France and Poland, and he was now very ill from...
King Hussein's Jordan: Forty Years On
On 14 July 1958, the Iraqi royal family was brutally murdered in a revolution which overthrew the Iraqi monarchy and threatened the Jordanian throne as well. While the mob dragged the dismembered corpses of the slain royals through the streets of Baghdad,...
Kobo Abe: Japan's Novelist of Alienation
KOBO Abe was born in Tokyo on March 7, 1924. He was taken by his family to Mukden when he was barely a year old and thus spent his early years in the Japanese puppet-state of Manchukuo. Abe's ancestral origins were in Japan's northernmost main island...
Lyte's 'Abide with Me.' (Henry Francis Lyte's Hymn )
There is indeed a great gulf fixed between what highbrows consider significant and what pleases lesser mortals. One wonders how much, and what, academic English Literature textbooks will find to say in 2093 about Betjeman or Coward or Catherine Cookson...
Manufacturing in the UK: The Long Way Back?
The conquering of inflation in many Western countries and the UK in particular has paved the way for the development of the next major target of economic policy, that is, economic growth. By pursuing policies aimed at improving the growth rate of the...
Mexico: Neoliberalism with a Human Face
Like the other countries of Latin America, and indeed of the world, Mexico has taken the path of neoliberalism in economic policy; but - like everything Mexico does - it has done so with a difference, and a very significant difference. Unlike what...
Mongolian Trotting
Trotting on ice; strides short and balanced, as we rode on unshod, stocky ponies through herds of yaks who were lumbering across the lunar-like landscape of Mongolia. December, minus 14C, causing not only our breath to freeze but the insides of our...
The Ikon and the Latrine Bucket: The World of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
|I LYICH, is it your turn to take out the latrine bucket?', one prisoner asked another in a crammed cell in the Lubyanka Prison in Moscow in the Spring of 1945. The question was overheard by a twenty-six year old captain of artillery, newly arrested...
The Witness
THE SEVENTH ECLOGUE Evening approaches the barracks and the ferocious oak fence braided with barbed wire, look, they dissolve in the twilight. Slowly the eye thus abandons the bounds of our captivity and only the mind, the mind is aware of the...