Harry Guest: ‘The important thing is that silent conversations is a gloriously entertaining and a most rewarding publication. To share the reading experiences of such a poet-scholar-translator-editor-critic is a rare privilege and this book is worthy to be spoken of in company with Montaigne’s Essays, Evelyn’s Diary and Stendhal’s Vie de Henry Brulard.’
The 2013 graduate prize: Andrew Lallier on Trollope, lawyers and diamonds.
Three poems by Osip Mandelstam in new translations by Alistair Noon. | Travel beyond the Grand Tour by Anthony Howell | Iain Britton: Poems from ‘special effects’. | Becka Mara McKay: Happiness Is the New Bedtime. | Peter Riley on Robert Duncan and the Occult | Three poems by Alain-Fournier in new translations by Anthony Costello and Anita Marsh. | Daniel Bosch: Imaginatio lego sum. | James Smetham calls on the Ruskins by Mark Jones | New fiction by Conor Robin Madigan. | Harry Guest on Anthony Rudolf’s literary Wunderkammer | Alan Wall on William Blake: Lux, lumen and the lights of science. | Peter Riley on the poetry of the second person. | Anthony Howell’s year-end bedside reading table. | Merritt Moseley on the daily routines of writers. | Modern Italian poetry by Giardinazzo and Genovesi, in translations by Hoyt Rogers | Alex Houen: Two new poems: ‘Eucalypso Redux’ and ‘Battleships/Romance’. | Alana Shilling: Letting down the élites (Theatre in New York). | Frank Jewett Mather: The inside of the open mind. |
THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY
Co-sponsor (with Social Science in the City, the British Society for Phenomenology, and the Czech Centre London): ‘Europe, the Very Idea: Exploring Europe as a Philosophical Idea’. 9-10 May 2014 at the Watershed, Bristol. Conference attendance only – FREE to non-working and students. Details here.
. Gerrie Fellows and Alice Miller: Tuesday 15 April, 7:30pm. Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1.
· Ágnes Lehóczky: Thursday 24 April, 7pm. Hungarian Cultural Centre, 10 Maiden Lane, London WC2.
More Shearsman events details here.
2011: Golden-beak in eight parts. By George Basset (H. R. Haxton).
2012: The Invention of the Modern World in 18 parts. By Alan Macfarlane.
2013: Helen in three long parts. By Oswald Valentine Sickert.
Chronicle & Notices
Notes & Comment
The Wellcome Collection: Henry Wellcome’s memento mori. | Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts: Box-fresh in Norwich. | Scottish National Museum: Dolly the sheep in Francis Fowke’s beast. | Writers Museum, Dublin: tat and ephemera.
Poetry of the second person: Robinson and Welch. | Martin Harrison’s pastoral poetry. | Narrative Poetry | Summer’s end 2013: Brief notices. | Poems with zip! | New York poets. | The youth tactic. | Edward Dorn – a two-part review. | What’s happened to ‘working-class’ poetry? | The ‘infinitely expandable’ minimalism of Anthony Barnett. | The prosaic declarations of ‘world poetry’. | Books received: Summer 2012. | Alistair Noon and the English Sonnet. | Peter Hughes and Oystercatcher Press. | Poetry Prize Culture and the Aberdeen Angus. | Denise Riley and the force of bereavement. | Poetry beyond the cults and enclaves.
Four new poems by John Welch. | Peter Hughes: Quite Frankly, a sequence. | Peter Robinson: A portfolio of six new poems. | Alex Houen: Two new poems: ‘Eucalypso Redux’ and ‘Battleships/Romance’. |
Alan Wall: William Blake. | Therianthropes and vents. | Constellations. | Pattern recognition and the periodic table. | Extremities of perception in an age of lenses. | Demotic ritual. | Science and disenchantment. | The self-subversion of the book. | Newton’s prisms. | The Janus face of Metaphor. | Clues and labyrinths. | Ruin, the collector and sad mortality.
Keith Johnson: Deganello’s ‘Torso’ sofa. | Kuramata’s ‘Miss Blanche’ chair. | A silver fruit bowl by Ettore Sottsass. | Pistoletto’s wall lamp. | Franz West’s austere chain lamp | Joseph Kosuth’s dream of Freud’s couch. | Lawrence Weiner’s mythic waste basket. | …and his desk and bench with a message.
In the New Series
- The Current Principal Articles.
- Copyright, print archive & contact information.
- Editorial statement, submission guidelines, and proposing new Notices.
- Mrs Courtney’s history of The Fortnightly Review.
- Support for the World Oral Literature Project.
- The Fortnightly Review’s email list.
- The Function of Criticism at the Present Time.
- The Initial Prospectus of The Fortnightly Review.
- The Invention of the Modern World: The Spring-Summer 2012 Serial.
- The Trollope Prize.
- The Editors and Contributors.
- An Explanation of the New Series.
- Subscriptions & Commerce.
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