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  • Reimagining the classics

    Reimagining the classics

    When I started at Penguin 20 years ago, as part of an entirely new team, there was a real sense that change was needed and that we had been brought in to achieve it. One of our challenges was to reinvigorate the likes of Anthony Burgess, George Orwell, James Joyce and Evelyn Waugh and appeal …

    January 13, 2018
  • Mount Everest of modern literature

    Mount Everest of modern literature

    Did James Joyce write the most scandalous and pornographic novel ever written? Or is Ulysses the Mount Everest of modern literature, perhaps the finest work of fiction written in the 20th century? Published in 1922 by Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare and Company, a famous bookshop in Paris, the novel was quickly banned in England and …

    April 22, 2017