Magazine article Times Higher Education

What Are You Reading?

Magazine article Times Higher Education

What Are You Reading?

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers.

Arthur Bradley, senior lecturer in contemporary literature and culture at Lancaster University, is reading Robert Appelbaum's Dishing It Out: In Search of the Restaurant Experience (Reaktion, 2011). "In this remarkable book - which mixes high social theory with gonzo journalism, literary criticism with Proustian memoir - Robert Appelbaum eats (and thinks and writes) his way around the restaurants of Europe and America in search of an ideal of social democracy: 'a restaurant for the rest of us'."

Stephen Halliday, lecturer at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, is reading Ben Pimlott's Harold Wilson (Harper Collins, 1993). "The biography confirmed this reader's impression that the subject was primarily a manipulator whose chief aims were to preserve the unity of the Labour Party and its hold on government, rather than to use his office to tackle the nation's manifold problems. But having read how divisive and awkward many of his colleagues were, one has more sympathy for him."

Barry Hymer, professor of psychology in education at the University of Cumbria, has been reading Michiel Heyns' Lost Ground (Jonathan Ball, 2011). "Heyns, a former professor of English at the University of Stellenbosch, is one of a long line of South African scholar-novelists. His fifth novel is a piece of crime fiction set in a nondescript dorp in post-independence South Africa. …

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