By D.J. Taylor

Because the overdue Nineteen Nineties, inner most Eye's "What You Didn't Miss" column has proficient a vigilant lens on a few of the nice literary reputations of our age. Highlights of this bumper choice contain Martin Amis exploring the sexual revolution of the Sixties, A.S. Byatt rewriting the Norse myths and the overdue Anthony Powell reflecting on his demise. There are verse contributions from such exclusive modern poets as Seamus Heaney, Clive James and Sir Andrew movement and a number of biographical topics starting from Hugh Trevor-Roper to the Bloomsbury crew.

Edited and brought by way of D.J. Taylor, What You Didn't Miss doubles up as either an hilarious number of literary lampoons and another heritage of recent English Literature.

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