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Monday, December 17, 2018

The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan

The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan George Steiner New Directions £15.99 ‘When he looks back, the critic sees a eunuch’s shadow. Who would be a critic...

The Shock of the Fall proves to be a successful first...

An exploration of the indeterminancy of reality

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

As a child of the Harry Potter generation I’ve always thought that there would only be one “young adult” writer for me - and...

The Last Years of Edward Thomas

Matthew Hollis’s biography of Edward Thomas weaves literary and personal history with poetic sensitivity. Hollis will be reading at the Stanza Poetry festival on Saturday...

‘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...

A Greek myth troublingly retold

Sarah Cate Anstey’s Dion: His Life and Mine is marketed as a refreshing retelling of the story of Ariadne and her husband Dionysus. It...

The Economics of Killing review

The Economics of Killing, by Vijay Mehta, promises to bridge the gap of understanding between the theoretical worlds of finance and economics, and the...

The Critics: Damned

Damned Chuck Palahniuk Picador £9.99 Chuck Palahniuk is not America’s best writer, but he is America’s most dependable writer. Every year, like a clockwork orgasm, he ejaculates a...

Another Prize for the Mantel

On October 16th, the winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2012 was announced. Hilary Mantel, the author of Bring Up the Bodies, is...

The Weather Report

The Cloud Corporation Timothy Donnelly Picador £9.99 Poetry; Business; Corporations; The bible; Noah: these are, I kid you not, the keywords that will lead you to Timothy Donnelly...