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

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

EIBF 2013: Meg Wolitzer

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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 When… 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

ON ALISTAIR NOON’S MANDELSTAM

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by Henry King For a couple of years now, I’ve had an on-off obsession with Osip Mandelstam, the Russian poet who famously died on his way to a gulag after insulting Joseph Stalin… Continue reading

MAD SCOTLAND HURT YOU INTO SONG: The Poetics of a Stateless Nation

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by Stewart Sanderson (image attribution: Angus McCulloch) In 1940, the English poet W.H. Auden declared that “poetry makes nothing happen: it survives / in the valley of its making.” From its first publication,… 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