Category Archive: non-fiction

MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE: JAMES FOLEY AND PETE RAMAND’S YES: THE RADICAL CASE FOR SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

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James Foley and Pete Ramand Yes: The Radical Case for Scottish Independence (Pluto Press, 2014) by Tom Coles  1. Radical Skepticism A couple of weeks ago this reviewer attended the Glasgow Skeptics‘ discussion on Scottish Independence,… Continue reading

CORPOREALITY IN THE CLASSROOM: A Review of L.O. Aranye Fradenburg’s “Staying Alive”; or, Put That in Your MOOC and Smoke It

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This piece continues a conversation between the Glasgow Review of Books and Punctum Books about the possibilities and problems for scholarship in the current intellectual, cultural and economic climate in both the US and UK,… Continue reading

EIBF 2013: PERCEPTIONS, PREOCCUPATIONS, PREJUDICES – Jerry Brotton on Maps

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 10th – 26th August 2013 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh.  by Rebecca DeWald “Maps are not just… Continue reading

FRÈROCITÉ – on Jean-Bertrand Pontalis’ Brother of the Above

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Jean-Bertrand Pontalis, Brother of the Above Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith (Unconscious in Translation/International Psychoanalytic Books: 2012) by Alexander Freer The younger took himself for the intellectual inferior, having followed a brother surely destined… Continue reading

BROODING, MULLING, REMEMBERING, LISTENING, OBSESSING

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Masha Tupitsyn Love Dog (Los Angeles: Penny-Ante Editions, 2013) by Mark West There are two opening epigraphs to Masha Tupitsyn’s Love Dog, one about literary form and one about love, which suggest the… Continue reading

TRANSLATING MULTIVOCALITY – on Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus

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Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel (eds.) Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus translated by Robert Moger and Georgina Collins (I.B. Tauris, 2013) by Anikó Szilágyi The importance of translation to this book strikes you… Continue reading