Category Archive: Music

LYRIC MEDIUMS: Kate Bush’s ‘How To Be Invisible’

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Kate Bush How To Be Invisible (Faber, 2018) by Becky Varley-Winter In her lyrics to ‘The Sensual World’, Kate Bush draws inspiration from Molly Bloom, the ‘Penelope’ figure and ‘mountain flower’ whose orgasm… Continue reading

LYRIC MEDIUMS: PJ HARVEY’S ‘THE HOPE SIX DEMOLITION PROJECT’

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PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project (Island Records, 2016) PJ Harvey & Seamus Murphy, The Hollow of the Hand (Bloomsbury, 2015) PJ Harvey, Let England Shake (Island Records, 2011) PJ Harvey, Let… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: R.A. Davis

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Daniel Handler, We Are Pirates (Bloomsbury, 2015) Until quite recently, Daniel Handler was best known as the creator of Lemony Snicket, the fictional narrator and named author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, a sequence… Continue reading

LYRIC MEDIUMS: Joanna Newsom’s ‘Divers’

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Joanna Newsom, Divers (Drag City, 2015) Brad Buchanan (ed.), Visions of Joanna Newsom (Roan Press, 2010) by Rebecca Varley–Winter In reviewing Joanna Newsom’s Divers – an album of music, after all – for… Continue reading

IN THE NINETIES, WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG: Stuart David’s ‘In the All-Night Café’

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This piece is part of our Life in the 21st Century City thread, an occasional series of reviews, essays and travelogues. It seeks to explore the felt reality of world cities today and the experience of… Continue reading

THE HIGHEST EXPRESSION OF THE DIVINE: Anne Cuneo’s ‘Tregian’s Ground’, translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie and Roland Glasser

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Anne Cuneo, Tregian’s Ground: The Life and Sometimes Secret Adventures of Francis Tregian, Gentleman and Musician, translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie and Roland Glasser (And Other Stories, 2015) By S.J.L.Constantine The late Anne… Continue reading

SCALES/PATTERNS by Tom White

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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