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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Backlash, not revisited but still experienced

Tali Kord discusses Susan Faludi's 1991 work on feminism, Backlash

‘Kinsella-brate’ and have a good time

Armour John Kinsella Picador £7.49   John Kinsella is a poet with few aesthetic pieties. His new collection, Armour, will be irritating to anyone attempting to fold him into...

The Critics: Adoring Venus

Adoring Venus Lorn Macintyre Self-Published The University Novel is dead. Previously boasting Nabokov and David Lodge among its many exponents, the genre, long considered moribund, now seems...

Jólabókaflóð: the curious case of Icelandic publishing

Iceland is unique in the world: it is incredibly small, has a language spoken nowhere else, but publishes and reads more books than anywhere. That is without mentioning the Jólabókaflóð, a phenomenon unparalleled in global publishing.

Anna Akhmatova: The tragic destiny of a Russian soul

I was walking home. The sun was out. The snow had finally melted and the grass was growing green, so I decided to change...

A window into Cypriot literature

If you fancy a new read, how about trying Cypriot literature?

‘Posh-Bingo’: The Man-Bookers

The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes Jonathan Cape £12.99 (Man Booker Prize, 2011) Nemesis Philip Roth Vintage £8.99 (Man Booker International Prize, 2011) We want people to buy and read these...

In Conversation with Dr Emma Jones

The Saint's Katie Munro sat down with Dr Emma Jones, an award-winning poet and currently-writing novelist, at the end of one of her evening creative writing classes.

The cult of celebrity and young fiction

If you visit the children’s section in almost every bookshop now, you will be confronted by a rather surprising phenomenon. Leaping out again and...

The literary origins of Cinderella

Cinderella's long history before entering the cinema