David Jays

Standard Name: Jays, David


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Literary responses Marina Warner
Reviewers David Jays and James Lasdun responded with delight to this work's energy, ingenuity, and fine-grained pleasures.
Jays, David. “Forever changes”. The Observer.
Lasdun, James. “Hatching, Splitting, Doubling”. London Review of Books, pp. 24-5.
Literary responses Hilary Mantel
Elizabeth Lowry commented that in this novel HMappears to be saying that modern Britain is Hell.
Lowry, Elizabeth. “The trouble is I’m dead”. London Review of Books, pp. 25-6.
But she also credited Mantel with a wider vision, as a writer operating simultaneously on a literal...
Literary responses Hilary Mantel
Margaret Atwood (who confessed to a weakness for HM ) wrote that the character of Cromwell matches her particular strengths and praised the exercise here of her talent for intricacy and literary invention.
Atwood, Margaret. “Here comes a chopper . . ”. The Guardian, p. Review 6.
Review 6
Literary responses Helen Oyeyemi
Reviews were more mixed for this second novel. Reviewers praised HO 's writing style and her handling of her difficult themes. Kamila Shamsie said HO 's gift for language, her emotional intelligence and most of...
Reception A. S. Byatt
David Jays , in an article confessing his preference for the current lionesses to the lions among British novelists—a preference, that is, for ASB , Zadie Smith , A. L. Kennedy , Sarah Waters ...


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Jays, David. “Do they still have it?”. The Globe and Mail, p. R10.
Jays, David. “Forever changes”. The Observer.
Montgomery, Isobel, and David Jays. “Schools, cottages and kitchens”. Guardian Unlimited.
Jays, David. “That’s the Spirit”. theguardian.com.