Sunday, April 06, 2008

Commemorating Virago Modern Classics

There’s a marvellous essay by Rachel Cooke commemorating the 30th anniversary of Virago Modern Classics in this weekend's Observer. I know that many of you experience the same excitement I do upon catching sight of one of those green spines on the shelves of a used bookstore, and that you will read Cooke's article with the same sense of kinship that I did. You'll find it here.

5 comments:

Seachanges said...

Absolutely great article - I recognise some of the writers from aeons ago. And sat savouring the article over a nice capucino this morning in the place where I try and catch up on the Sunday reviews, every Sunday :)

Danielle said...

Thanks for the link. I just love finding older Viragos at the used bookstore. I need to get to work reading more of them!

Dorothy W. said...

Thanks for the link -- I enjoyed the essay very much.

Exuberant Lady said...

What a great article. I so agree with the reviewer's passion for these extraordinary books. I wish I had collected more of the volumes when they were more readily available. I do own Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondelay and a few others. I treasure them and am always on the lookout for more. Thanks for the link. Deborah@Exuberant Reader

Anonymous said...

Great article! I also like the new Kareem Abdul Jabbar Blog: latimes.com/kareem
He has been reviewing books as well.