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Francesca Peacock

Francesca Peacock is a Books and Arts contributor at The Spectator World.

Book Review

The great deception

The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li reviewed

By Francesca Peacock

Art

Make art free, not digital

A museum sells off a collection in favor of NFTs and virtual exhibitions

By Francesca Peacock

Book Review

A.M. Homes’s state of paranoia

Her latest leaves us stranded between serious fiction and a particularly extreme Reddit forum

By Francesca Peacock

Book Review

Murder most foul

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell reviewed

By Francesca Peacock

Art

The dynamic genius of Milton Avery

His work exists on the boundary of abstraction and realism

By Francesca Peacock

Books

The unfortunate misogyny of Philip Larkin

When he wasn’t obsessing over pornography, he could be truly insightful and touching

By Francesca Peacock

Books

Mary Gaitskill and the body electric

Why do we find the dark side of sexuality so terrifying?

By Francesca Peacock

Books

Literature reminds us that indolence is underrated

What are we missing out on in our endless pursuit of productivity?

By Francesca Peacock

Poetry

Americans should be proud of their Poet Laureates

The British could learn something from these impressive missionaries of literature

By Francesca Peacock

Film

The unsolved mystery of Marilyn Monroe

Who was she? Films like Blonde cast us into a hall of mirrors

By Francesca Peacock

Books

Lost in translation

Why are we so content to minimize and forget the work of translators?

By Francesca Peacock

Books

Virginia Woolf’s very own Bloomsday

Celebrations of her novel Mrs. Dalloway should be more raucous than they are

By Francesca Peacock

Books

Searching for the American summer novel

It’s a time of nostalgia, of seeking that which is perpetually, unrecoverably lost

By Francesca Peacock

Book Review

A quiet delight

The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón and My Grief, The Sun by Sanna Wani reviewed

By Francesca Peacock

Books

Why don’t men read novels?

The gender fiction gap isn’t as modern as we think

By Francesca Peacock

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