Category Archive: Art

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Steve Mentz

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Irina Dumitrescu, ed. Rumba under Fire: The Arts of Survival from West Point to Delhi (Punctum Books) Amid laments about the crisis of the humanities, it’s good to read about the power of humanities… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Tom White

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I’m a little behind on my main pick for read of year: as many GRB readers will be well aware, Maggie Nelson’s remarkable memoir and work of “auto theory” The Argonauts (Graywolf Press)… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Mary Kasimor

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Barbaric Vast & Wild (Black Widow Press), one of the many books edited by Jerome Rothenberg and John Bloomberg-Rissman, is a fascinating and huge compilation of poetry, from the origins of language and… Continue reading

THE SCARECROWS OF ISTANBUL – A SHORT STORY BY DEFNE ÇIZAKÇA WITH IMAGES BY OMER TEVFIK ERTEN

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For Katy   This is the street down which my grandmother remembers walking in red stilettos, under the shade of the poplar trees, and on cobblestones. They have since plucked out those trees and… Continue reading

AN EXCERPT FROM CATRIONA KNAPMAN’S EDINBURGH FRINGE SHOW ‘OUT ON THE WORLD’

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CATRIONA KNAPMAN is a Scottish writer and human rights worker. Originally from Glasgow she has lived in eight countries in four continents over the past ten years. She currently works on land and… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: Calum Gardner

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Chris Kraus, I Love Dick (Semiotext(e), 1997) I only discovered Chris Kraus’s writing this year, when I heard her speak about Kathy Acker at a conference, although she is one of the minds behind Semiotext(e),… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: ‘Money Rules the World’: Alexander Kluge’s Film ‘Grapes of Trust’

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Alexander Kluge’s Film Grapes of Trust was shown on… Continue reading

GOT MILK? Marianna Simnett’s short film ‘The Udder’

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

JETZTZEIT ARCHIVE: GLASGOW WOMEN’S LIBRARY’S 21 REVOLUTIONS

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21 Revolutions: New Writing and Prints inspired by the Collection at Glasgow Women’s Library, edited by Adele Patrick (Glasgow: Freight Books, 2014) by Amy Bromley In his ‘Theses on the Philosophy of History,’… Continue reading

EDWARD PUGH: Place and Landscape in Six Views of Denbighshire, 1794

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John Barrell, Edward Pugh of Ruthin, 1763-1813. ‘A Native Artist’ (University of Wales Press: Cardiff, 2013). by Ailsa Hutton In 1794, Edward Pugh was to publish by subscription a series of images known as… Continue reading

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