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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 number of the nice literary reputations of our age. Highlights of this bumper choice contain Martin Amis exploring the sexual revolution of the Nineteen Sixties, A.S. Byatt rewriting the Norse myths and the past due Anthony Powell reflecting on his dying. There are verse contributions from such unusual 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 through D.J. Taylor, What You Didn't Miss doubles up as either an hilarious number of literary lampoons and another background of contemporary English Literature.

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