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Time’s immemorial work

I am struggling to remember a year with a death toll like it. Then I realised it's not that more people are dying; it's an observer effect
Sam Leith  

That bit when…

By choosing his favourite movie "moments," David Thomson is just looking for pretext: He can't resist telling us everything he knows about film
Clive James  

As good as Heaney

It's easy to be blinded by the dazzle of Clive James's many talents. Yet his most enduring claim to greatness is not his novels, satire or journalism, but his exquisite essays and poems
Julian Gough