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Friday, March 22, 2019

The Saint book club: summer edition

Looking for some summer reads? Look no further

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...

A supposedly fun man I’ll never meet

Had he not taken his own life four and half years ago, David Foster Wallace would have celebrated his 51st birthday at the end...

Best of 2013: top 5 books

Literature editor Samantha Marcus looks back on her favourite reads of the year

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

An exploration of the indeterminancy of reality

‘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...

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...

From outsiders to honeymooners: Four short books to read this term

For those in need of a short literary break

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 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...