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MARCH OF THE MONOLITHS – A SHORT STORY BY MARTIN CATHCART FRODEN

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Photo: Peter Iain Campbell / http://www.peteriaincampbell.co.uk   There’s a woman standing at the helm TEN of vessel number two and her hair is as black as a coal seam. Her fogged-up eyes are squinting,… Continue reading

ON THE AFTERLIFE OF CZECH SURREALISM: Vítězlav Nezval’s ‘The Absolute Gravedigger’ translated by Stephan Delbos and Tereza Novická

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Vítězlav Nezval The Absolute Gravedigger. Translated from the Czech by Stephan Delbos and Tereza Novická (Prague: Twisted Spoon Press, 2016) by Anna Förster In 1938, at a time that can be called both the… Continue reading

EIBF 2016: REDRESSING IMBALANCES: The Different Faces of Translation

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 13th–29th August 2016 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. The discussions between Charlotte Collins, Deborah Smith, Daniel Hahn… Continue reading

THINGS INVISIBLE TO SEE: Russia’s vanishing act on Ukraine and the country’s literary renaissance

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By Steve Komarnyckyj  Ukraine looms over the map of East Europe like a dragon, its head nuzzling Poland and its truncated tail fading out at the edge of the Black Sea. Yet this country,… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY BRIAN BEATTY

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BRIAN BEATTY‘s jokes, poems and short stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including The Bark, Conduit, Dark Mountain, Elephant Journal, The Glasgow Review of Books, The Good Men Project, Gulf… Continue reading

WRITING THE SELF: ‘The Letterbooks of John Evelyn’ (eds. Douglas D. C. Chambers and David Galbraith) and the Art of Communication

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Douglas D. C. Chambers and David Galbraith eds., The Letterbooks of John Evelyn, 2 volumes (University of Toronto Press, 2014) By Patrick J. Murray The writer John Evelyn had a high opinion of… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY MARTYN CRUCEFIX

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MARTYN CRUCEFIX has won numerous prizes including a major Eric Gregory award and a Hawthornden Fellowship. He has published 7 collections of poetry including Hurt (Enitharmon, 2010): “an exceptional ear…superbly intelligent…urgent, heartfelt, controlled and… Continue reading

A LAST LOOK ROUND: SEBASTIAN BARKER’S ‘THE LAND OF GOLD’

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Sebastian Barker, The Land of Gold (Enitharmon Press, 2014). by Ian Hunter How sweet is the custom of the barefoot walk in the beach, so               Nonchalant by the… Continue reading

GERMAN HISTORY IN FICTION: A Conversation with Fiona Rintoul

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Translator and German literary scholar Anne Stokes met Fiona Rintoul to talk about her translation of the WWI novel Outside Verdun by Arnold Zweig, Rintoul’s own debut novel The Leipzig Affair, set in… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY RICHIE MCCAFFERY

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RICHIE MCCAFFERY (b.1986) is the author of two pamphlets (Spinning Plates from HappenStance Press and the 2014 Callum Macdonald Memorial prize runner up, Ballast Flint). His recent collection ‘Cairn’ is published by Nine Arches Press. He is a PhD… Continue reading

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