Human Relations and Other Difficulties (Ebook)

Mary-Kay Wilmers

A selection of works by LRB editor and journalist Mary-Kay Wilmers.

Mary-Kay Wilmers has been a giant of the English literary world for decades. She was integral in the founding of LRB in 1979 during the year-long lock-out at The Times and has served as its editor in chief since 1992. Under her leadership, the magazine has pulled no punches and faced the inevitable controversies head on, leading the Observer to wonder whether LRB is 'the best magazine in the world'. Which may explain why, while most print media has been struggling, LRB has grown to become the most circulated magazine of its kind in Europe.

This collection of Mary-Kay Wilmers' essays, book reviews, short articles and obituaries handles subjects from mistresses to marketing, and seduction to psychoanalysts, all with Wilmers' trademark insightful wit. Throughout she uses her deep and varied knowledge to provide both context and cutting criticism. This creates a portrait of a particular slice of English culture in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Publication date: 12/07/2018


ISBN: 9781782835233

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07D4NP4D4

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Arts, Language & Literature, Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

Reviews for Human Relations and Other Difficulties

'Praise for Mary-Kay Wilmers: 'She [has] done more for the British essay than anyone in the last 150 years ... if this were France they'd be posting the Legion D'Honneur through her door every morning.''

Andrew O'Hagan 

'I had never come across anyone who behaved so confidently or in such a cosmopolitan fashion.'

Alan Bennett 

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