EDWARD PUGH: Place and Landscape in Six Views of Denbighshire, 1794

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John Barrell, Edward Pugh of Ruthin, 1763-1813. ‘A Native Artist’ (University of Wales Press: Cardiff, 2013). by Ailsa Hutton In 1794, Edward Pugh was to publish by subscription a series of images known as… Continue reading

“YOU’RE NOT DONE IN IF YOU’RE STILL DREAMING”: At the Salon de la Revue, the DIY antidote to the corporate bookfair

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   by Andrew Rubens Vincent Rougier, artist and editor, is perched behind his stall. Still wearing red scarf and Indiana Jones fedora in the slightly chilly hall, he is conversing with friends and… Continue reading

TURN, TURN, TURN AGAIN: Elizabeth Carolyn Miller’s ‘Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture’

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Elizabeth Carolyn Miller Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture (Stanford University Press, 2013) by Owen Holland “Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season)“ is a song adapted almost entirely from… Continue reading

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: MORE THAN AN APPENDIX – Translation Duels in French and Spanish

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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 idea is simple… 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: 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