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Kevin McMahon
Reviewing for L.A. Review of Books

The fall of 2016 I started contributing review essays to the L.A. Review of Books. It's a pleasure to have such careful readers, and such thoughtful editing. My projects seem to suggest that I'm a specialist in discredited modernisms. I'm OK with that.

The Dunce Gets a Doorstop: A Life of Jean Cocteau, October 17, 2016

When People Wanted Civilisation: Reassessing Kenneth Clark, January 7, 2017

Notes of Actuality: A New Anthology Documenting the Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, April 7, 2017

Mapping No-Man’s Land: On Thomas Dilworth’s “David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet”, February 8, 2017

The Numinous Has Many Shapes and Ways: On SITI and Aaron Poochigian’s “Bacchae”, January 6, 2019

Open Bar: A Diary of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2018–2019 Centennial Season, September 28, 2019

The Art and Science of Movies: the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, December 27, 2021