Times Literary Supplement

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

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The Times Literary Supplement is a weekly review of books and arts published from London in newspaper form since 1902. As its name suggests, it was originally (1902-14) a free supplement, provided with the Friday issue of the daily newspaper The Times. Since March 1914 it has been on sale as a separate paper. In its early decades it was commonly referred to as the Times Lit. Supp., but from the 1950s the simpler abbreviation TLS became habitual, and that has been the paper’s masthead since 1969. A famous feature of TLS articles until 1974 was that they were, with some exceptions, anonymous. The exceptions included a few cases in which the paper was keen to advertise a reviewer’s …

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Citation: Baldick, Chris. "Times Literary Supplement". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 April 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19627, accessed 26 September 2023.]

19627 Times Literary Supplement 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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