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Andrew Riemer

Andrew Riemer

Andrew Riemer was a former academic, critic, writer and translator. His works include Inside Outside (1992), Sandstone Gothic (1998), Hughes (2001) and A Family History of Smoking (2008).

Andrew Riemer reviews 'My Father’s Moon' by Elizabeth Jolley

May 1989, no. 110 01 May 1989
Elizabeth Jolley’s new novel takes a leap into the past, to a large hospital in wartime England where Veronica Wright, an awkward girl just out of a Quaker boarding school, endures the discomforts and humiliations of a trainee nurse. As we have come to expect from this writer, there are all sorts of marvellous things tucked away in odd corners. Sharp observations of hospital routine – preparin ... (read more)

'Who’s Afraid of Richard Wagner?' by Andrew Riemer

September 2001, no. 234 25 October 2019
Passions have always run high in the Wagner dynasty. Richard, the patriarch, waged a lifelong battle to impose his vision of a purified German art – freed of decadent foreign influences – on a sceptical, at times overtly hostile, culture. His great-grandson Gottfried, who bears a striking physical resemblance to his forebear, is equally dedicated to his mission in life: to alert the world to t ... (read more)
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