Making more fuss about Trollope

Trollopian scholar John McCourt has published an article in yesterday’s Irish Times on the relatively low key celebrations of Trollope’s Bicentenary.

McCourt notes the great efforts made by the Trollope Society to publicise the anniversary but laments the lack of effort to mark the occasion by organisations which really ought to do better, such as The London Review of Books which has produced nothing on Trollope since 2013.

He speculates that the cause might be that Trollope could be falling between two stools – he is perceived to be the preserve of a rather conservative readership while serious academic study of literature, including Trollope, tends to have a left-leaning bias, with the result that the two camps, instead of uniting behind Trollope may view each other with mutual suspicion.

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