Bernard Levin

Standard Name: Levin, Bernard


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Friends, Associates Monica Furlong
She was a lifelong friend of Bernard Levin , a well-known journalist whom she met on her first day working for Truth. Joost de Blank (who later became a bishop and eventually Archbishop of...
Literary responses Rumer Godden
Levin responded not with a review but by reproducing one of the book's ancient and exquisite illustrations in his Times column.
Godden, Rumer. A House with Four Rooms. Macmillan.
Literary responses Harold Pinter
Bernard Levin called the play, in a revival of 1978, unendurable.
Fraser, Antonia. Must You Go?. Random House of Canada.
In the ODNB a quarter-century later, Michael Billington called it a rich climax to Pinter's naturalistic writing for the theatre.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Literary responses Harold Pinter
Nevertheless, reviews in the daily and Sunday papers were bad (including those of Bernard Levin and, more surprisingly, Michael Billington ).
Fraser, Antonia. Must You Go?. Random House of Canada.
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Benedict Nightingale in the New Statesman provided an appreciative notice and called...
Literary responses Barbara Pym
Reviewers, including Elaine Feinstein and Penelope Fitzgerald ,
Allen, Orphia Jane. Barbara Pym: Writing a Life. Scarecrow Press.
were most of them low-key, though Bernard Levin greeted it with a broadside against its village setting, which, he said, reinforced his conviction that the best...
Reception Ethel Mannin
In a letter to The Times in December 1976 (answering a piece in which Bernard Levin , forty-five years after the appearance of her indexed novel, said he had never seen a novel with an...
Textual Features Caroline Blackwood
This work was roughly handled, with insult and derision, by Bernard Levin in The Times.
Schoenberger, Nancy. Dangerous Muse, A Life of Caroline Blackwood. Phoenix.
Textual Production Rumer Godden
She was provoked to this by Bernard Levin 's writing in his essay Malediction Against Dogs that pekinese were not dogs but cats. RG 's title comes from the legendary origins of the first pekinese...


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