Michele Roberts (review date 11 September 1987)
SOURCE: “Marvellous Boys,” in New Statesman, September 11, 1987, pp. 27-8.
[In the following review of Chatterton, Roberts finds shortcomings in the dubious intellectual games and caricatures of Ackroyd's postmodern narrative.]
Just as Georgette Heyer may be said to have reinvented the late 18th century for several generations of modern romantics, so the poet-plagiarist Thomas Chatterton invented the mediaeval period for the early 19th-century Romantics. Finally, of course, he was exposed...
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