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

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