Articles By Tibor Fischer
 
October 2017
A collection of Martin Amis's essays caresses the bottom of the barrel
 
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June 2017
Gertrude Himmelfarb's essays are impressively erudite and wide-ranging
 
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March 2017
The irony of Lenin, Victor Sebestyan's biography reveals, is that he was profoundly bourgeois
 
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November 2016
Slovenia's second most famous export, Slavoj Žižek, gets full marks for effort, but his 1970s dialectic seems a bit retro
 
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June 2016
Lionel Shriver's latest novel is a a speculative spin on the disintegration of the United States
 
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December 2015
Walter Kempowski has taken over Gunter Grass's title of postwar German sage
 
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November 2015
When it comes the the novel, big isn't always beautiful
 
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June 2015
Mario Vargas Llosa's latest novel is an entertaining tale of blackmail and family warfare — but is not up to the standard of his best
 
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March 2015
Michel Houllebecq's Soumission is provocative but treads familiar territory
 
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July/August 2014
Zia Haider Rahman is erudite and articulate - but no novelist
 
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June 2014
Karl Ove Knausgaard is a tedious chronicler of his own life
 
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April 2013
David Goodhart's The British Dream isn't a scintillating read, but it is a thoughtful articulation of the UK's changing attitudes to immigration
 
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March 2013
Mikhail Shishkin's new novel — the first to arrive in English — is ambitious, complicated and protean. And brilliant
 
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November 2012
Tom Wolfe isn't at his best for all of Back to Blood, but at his best he's the finest novelist working today
 
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May 2012
Orlando Figes's Just Send Me the Word conveys the enduring love of a couple whose incarceration in Stalin's gulags couldn't suppress
 
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October 2011
Book review of Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
 
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September 2011
Review of Rome by Robert Hughes

 
 
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July/August 2011
A new online scheme is taking publishing back to its roots, bringing authors closer to their readerships
 
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July/August 2011
Book review of James Joyce: A Biography by Gordon Bowker
 
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May 2011

Book review of The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

 
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March 2011
After last year's landslide, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been attacked across Europe for his new media law. But is the criticism fair?
 
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December 2010
Book Reviews: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen; and Sunset Park by Paul Auster
 
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November 2010
La Carte et le Territoire by Michel Houellebecq
 
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October 2010
Politics and the Novel During the Cold War by David Caute
 
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September 2010
The Misogynist by Piers Paul Read and Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
 
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June 2010
Hitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens
 
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March 2010
British insularity is a myth: most contemporary foreign fiction just isn’t worth translating into English
 
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May 2009
‘Unfortunately, most Hungarians expect their politicians to be on the take and that's because many of them are. I'd love to name names, but I'm not in the mood for litigation’
 
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February 2009

‘Having climbed halfway up a lamppost, a homeless guy in a pink skirt and a low-cut white blouse starts to hump it’

 
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July 2008
‘Seventies London was a great place to grow up. As the son of refugees, I say to the English: so long, and thanks for the language’
 
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