Giles Foden, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, reflects on Malcolm Bradbury's Rates of Exchange.


Imaginary linguistics. A good description of all novels perhaps, but particularly this one.What is, in fact, so remarkable about Bradbury's novel is the way it's in dialogue with so many novels across British, European and American literary history, as well as with many of the critical theories that seek to explicate the novel form across all languages, chief among them Mikhail Bakhtin's The Dialogic Imagination.

Read Malcolm Bradbury discussing his own novel, Stepping Westward.