Weekend Reading List

From why its good to repeat jokes to how to keep it impersonal: what to read about this weekend


Gill-Revue, Le Salon Pour Rire, 1868, lithograph. Courtesy: Chewday’s, London

Gill-Revue, Le Salon Pour Rire, 1868, lithograph. Courtesy: Chewday’s, London

  • Chris Kraus on a public appearance from Mary McCarthy.

  • Queerer than her friend Marcel Duchamp: a new exhibition highlights the work of New York surrealist Florine Stettheimer.

  • What can Jilly Cooper teach us about pleasure and sophistication? (This London Review of Books article is subscriber only)

  • On repeat: Sturtevant vs. art history.

  • Keep it to yourself – have we had enough of the personal essay?

  • In case you missed it, catch up on our on the ground reporting from the opening week of the Venice Biennale, on frieze.com

  • Inelegant responses – a recent furore reveals uncomfortable truths around how intellectuals and writers react to contentious views.

Paul Clinton is a writer, editor and curator based in London, UK.

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