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

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

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