Category Archive: Review

THE BURNING SAND, A New Glasgow-Based Journal of Art and Literature

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The Burning Sand Vol. 2  by Caspar Wilson The Burning Sand is a new bi-annual periodical specialising in the arts scene of Glasgow. Edited by Sarah Lowndes and designed by Sophie Dyer and… Continue reading

THE FIRST INDY-REF NOVEL?: Craig Smith’s The Mile

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Craig Smith The Mile (Pilrig Press, 2013) by Karyn Dougan A nationalist, a unionist and a couldnae-care-lesser walk into a pub. Ian, Euan and Stuart are on a lad’s night out, eager to catch… Continue reading

TO TRUTHS TRANSLATED: On Shakespeare and Flarf

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The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare, edited by Sharmilla Cohen and Paul Legault (Telephone Books, 2012) by Calum Gardner The first full-length offering from Telephone Books, an imprint of Brooklyn publisher Nightboat, showcases… Continue reading

EIBF 2013: LOYAL TO THE SPIRIT OF TRANSGRESSION – Patricio Pron and Eugen Ruge

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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 The pairing of these… Continue reading

EIBF 2013: Rachel Kushner

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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 Mark West Every now and again one… Continue reading

EIBF 2013: No Undertakers of the Multiplicity of Language – Pedro Lenz and Donal McLaughlin

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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   We… Continue reading

ARIKA 2013: CONFRONTING US AS FLESH

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boychild – untitled lipsync #1, #2, #3. Performed as part of Arika Episode 5 – Hidden in Plain Sight, Tramway, Glasgow, 24-26 May 2013. by Tom Coles With ARIKA’s latest series of events the welcome… 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