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A smart take on literary London: Dead Souls, by Sam Riviere, reviewed

12 June 2021

9:00 AM

12 June 2021

9:00 AM

Dead Souls Sam Riviere

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, pp.320, 16.99

Sam Riviere has established himself as a seriously good poet who doesn’t take himself too seriously: his first collection, 81 Austerities, opened with an account of how he blew all the arts funding money awarded him, and his second, Kim Kardashian’s Marriage, is the only appearance of that august celebrity’s name in the distinguished Faber livery.

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