Category Archive: Review

OLD ECCENTRICS. PATHETIC HIPPIES: Subversion and Ecology in Olga Tokarczuk’s ‘Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead’

by

Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2018) By Marta Dziurosz Olga Tokarczuk is a prophetess – a semi-serious suggestion to that effect was… Continue reading

AESTHETICS OF THE CREPUSCULAR: Esther Kinsky’s ‘River’, trans. by Iain Galbraith

by

Esther Kinsky, River, trans. by Iain Galbraith (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2018) By Daniel Davis Wood Only a few pages into Esther Kinsky’s River, I began to anticipate a very particular word. Sure enough, fifty or… Continue reading

LEANING TOWARDS ECOSEXUAL: Greta Gaard’s ‘Critical Ecofeminism’

by

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

‘AH ASKT YI YIR NAME’: GRAHAM FULTON’S ‘CIRCULATION’

by

Graham Fulton, Circulation (Clochoderick Press, 2018) By Morag McDowell-Smith Graham Fulton has been a well known figure on the Scottish poetry scene for over thirty years, writing and performing poetry since the 1980s, when he joined… Continue reading

EIBF 2018: LENDING A VOICE: Translated Literature and Migration

by

This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 11th–27th August 2018 at Charlotte Square Gardens and George Street, Edinburgh. The events ‘Michael Hoffmann on Translation’, ‘Juan… Continue reading

ANTHOLOGISING THE ANTHROPOCENE: ‘Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet’ and ‘Veer Ecology’

by

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

CHARCO PRESS: Making Waves with Writers from Across the Pond

by

Ariana Harwicz, Die, My Love, translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff (Charco Press, 2017) Luis Sagasti, Fireflies, translated by Fionn Petch (Charco Press, 2017) Margarita García Robayo, Fish Soup, translated by Charlotte… Continue reading

The Poetics of Sand: Psammomancy by Brian Lavelle and Mark Valentine

by

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 number… Continue reading

I WAS HERE: ‘SOUVENIR’ BY ROLF POTTS

by

Rolf Potts Souvenir  by Laura Waddell Recently I was in Paris for the first time in over a decade, and through a sense of obligation, spent the last of my energy walking by the… Continue reading

FAITH IN GREATER THINGS: ANA BLANDIANA’S ‘THE SUN OF HEREAFTER / THE EBB OF THE SENSES’

by

Ana Blandiana, The Sun of Hereafter/The Ebb of the Senses, Trans. Paul Scott Derrick and Viorica Patea (Bloodaxe Books, 2017). Originally published in 2000 & 2004. Review by Matt MacDonald The Sun Of Hereafter bristles… Continue reading

    Advertisements