D J Taylor

Our Island Stories

As one of the many people who rushed to comment on What Ever Happened to Modernism? on the strength of an inflammatory article in The Guardian, I owe Gabriel Josipovici an apology. He has since written a piteous – but accurate – letter to the Times Literary Supplement regretting that the Guardian journalist ‘took a few sentences from one chapter of a fifteen chapter book … robbed those words of their nuance and context, and, on the basis of three telephone conversations in which I tried in vain to explain that I was not interested in personalities but in certain large and general literary and cultural issues, passed the whole thing off as an interview.’

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