Paul Pickering

Paul Pickering
Paul Pickering is Director of the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University.

Paul Pickering reviews 'The Writing Culture of Ordinary People in Europe, c.1860–1920' by Martyn Lyons

December 2013–January 2014, no. 357 01 December 2013
Paul Pickering reviews 'The Writing Culture of Ordinary People in Europe, c.1860–1920' by Martyn Lyons
‘If in this I have been tedious,’ admitted William Cowper in a letter published in 1750, ‘it may be some excuse, I had not time to make it shorter.’ In The Writing Culture of Ordinary People in Europe, c.1860–1920, Martyn Lyons has accomplished what Cowper could not. This is a short book but withal it successfully tackles an expansive agenda. It is in no way tedious. Indeed, it is an exc ... (read more)