The collection's correspondence files offer an exciting assemblage of material. At the center are exchanges between contributors and the editorial staff, but there are also letters from readers, submissions from would-be-contributors, and—more often than one might expect—complaints from writers about the 's reviews of their books. In a letter to one such displeased author, editor Karl Miller explains, "Once a book goes out for review we feel we should accept what we are presented with except in cases of factual error and of what you call 'viciousness.'" Letters such as this illuminate the magazine's editorial policies and serve as a forceful reminder that a literary career is not for the faint of heart.
Here at LSE Review of Books, we’ve been publishing the best and brightest academic book reviews for four years now. We recently reached 26,000 Twitter followers, and we want to say thank you! Since we launched in 2012, your reviews of the latest social science books have allowed us to grow into a lively hub for researchers, academics, support staff, librarians, students, think-tanks, government and many others interested in the future of academic communication as well as a good book.
London Review of Books · 19 January 2017
2015 January 22 Life exists as pathology in New York." Michael Kurcfeld of the Los Angeles Review of Books examines Ken Schles' work. Review and 7 minute video.