Francesca Duke on the relevance, or irrelevance of Candide to a covid world.
In our first February review Breeha Mazhar battles the anxieties and unease of spending with Eula Bliss’ collection of essays, ‘Having and Being Had’
Julia Merican in conversation with student poet Alicia Harden about her recent poetry collection ‘Rain before Rainbows’.
Hetta Johnson on her 3 top books that got her through her first lockdown: good recommendations for some relaxing vac readings!
Emily Broughton describes the different meanings that nature assumes in literature: from idyllic escapism to dystopian reality, nature appears to be an ambivalent symbolic element used by many writers.
Yihang Fang reviews the beautifully written “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong.
Wei Kai takes us through the beauty and clarity of Zadie Smith’s newest essay collection ‘Intimations’.
Max Spokes’ personal perspective on Kae Tempest’s newest work ‘On Connection’.
Lily Down reviews Flights by Olga Tokarczuk. Fluidity, immateriality and constant travelling are the main characteristics of a novel we all need to read in Covid 19 times.
We have had mobile phones for almost fifty years, social media in some capacity for the last twenty, and the iPhone for thirteen. For most, day-to-day life is so bound together by technology that it is hard to discern the difference between the world we live in online and the one we physically inhabit. We Read More…