Nigella Lawson: 'I reread David Copperfield for a bolstering reminder of greatness' Nigella Lawson: 'I reread David Copperfield for a bolstering reminder of greatness'

The author and cook on a life-changing book by Marilynne Robinson, the snobbery surrounding commercial success, and the food writer she hugely admires The book I am currently readingI’m suffering from crippling reader’s block. I had months of it during the earliest months of the first long lockdown, then recovered, but now, since about a week ago, find myself back in another bout. I don’t...

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An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review – a timely biography of Jacques Derrida An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review – a timely biography of Jacques Derrida

A slim intellectual Life effectively summarises Derrida’s thought and the origins of deconstruction, but is frustratingly reticent about the texture of his lifeJacques Derrida was born in Algiers in 1930 to a Jewish family of Spanish extraction. His parents named him after Jackie Coogan, the child star of Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid – a sign of the family’s sliding sense of origin and...

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