This selection of writing of Lorna Sage from 1972-2001, the thirty years she wrote for the London and New York literary papers and journals, contains some of her very best pieces. From carefully worked interviews and profiles to the snappiest and deftest of weekly reviews, we can trace the often surprising development of that very distinctive voice and follow its sharpest critical reactions to the important authors and landmark publications of our times.
From George Eliot, Laurence Sterne, Charles Dickens and Mary Shelley to Sylvia Plath, Angela Carter, Umberto Eco and Salman Rushdie, Sage’s unmistakable voice is here: sheerly clever, hilarious, anarchic, sly wise, kind, courageous, genial and serious.
Reviews of Good as her Word
- Praise for MOMENTS OF TRUTH
- • ‘Packed with razor-sharp observations and exhilerating humour.’ Sunday Times
- • ‘Thank goodness for Lorna Sage’s brilliant ‘Moments of Truth’. Going into a book with her is like going into a gloomy church, say, in some some foreign city: her eyes adjust to the light so fast she can see the frescoes, and describe them to you in vivd detail, while you are still blinking like a mole.’ Financial Times
- • This is writerly criticism – down to earth, incisive, peppered with memorable phrases – and it makes exhilarating reading.’ Irish Times
- • ‘An apt memorial to a brilliant and stimulating mind.’ Literary Review