How to tell the story of Anti-Semitism and Intellectuals who Challenge it: Reflecting on reading Michael Rosen’s (2017) ‘The Disappearance of Émile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case’ London, Faber & Faber.

Originally posted on Steve_Bamlett_blog:
How to tell the story of Anti-Semitism and Intellectuals who Challenge it: Reflecting on reading Michael Rosen’s (2017) The Disappearance of Émile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case London, Faber & Faber. Émile Zola This is a book with far larger themes than can be imagined before we…

Lawrence Durrell and his Coconuts

Many people will have seen the excellent portrayal of Larry Durrell by Josh O’Connor in the TV Series “Meet the Durrells“. However, my personal encounter with this fellow was at least 50 years ago when I read “The Alexandria Quartet“. I probably was not sufficiently well read at the time to make much sense of… Continue reading Lawrence Durrell and his Coconuts

British Journals investigate China

I think that it was Gavin Ewart who said that well informed persons “Take their clues from the Weekly Reviews”. In the past few weeks I have been interested in the latest viewpoints on China in the World today. I grew up knowing very well a Methodist Minister who had been part of the Chinese… Continue reading British Journals investigate China

#PoetryMonth Surge

Originally posted on NancyElin:
Author: Jay Bernard (1988) Title: Surge (31 short poems) Published: 2019 List of Challenges 2021 Monthly plan #PoetryMonth (April 2021) #ReadingDiversity Introduction: For those readers of Jay Bernard’s debut Surge who are not familiar with the historical event to which it responds, there is a carefully detailed author’s foreword. On 18…

Thoughts on “Winter Dream: to… Her” by Arthur Rimbaud

Originally posted on Stuff Jeff Reads:
One winter, we’ll take a train, a little rose-colored carUpholstered blue.We’ll be so comfortable. A nestOf wild kisses awaits in every cushioned corner. You’ll close your eyes to shadowsGrimacing through windowsThis belligerent nocturnal realm, inhabitedBy black demons and black wolves. Then you’ll feel a tickle on your cheek…A little…

Musings on Catullus, Housman and Stoppard

From Catullus 64 Peliaco quondam prognatae uertice pinusdicuntur liquidas Neptuni nasse per undasPhasidos ad fluctus et fines Aeetaeos,cum lecti iuuenes, Argiuae robora pubis,auratam optantes Colchis auertere pellemausi sunt uada salsa cita decurrere puppi,caerula uerrentes abiegnis aequora palmis.diua quibus retinens in summis urbibus arces,ipsa leui fecit uolitantem flamine currum,pinea coniungens inflexae texta carinae.illa rudem cursu prima… Continue reading Musings on Catullus, Housman and Stoppard

Born March 29~ Dora Carrington

Originally posted on The Misty Miss Christy:
Dora de Houghton Carrington (March 29, 1893-March 11, 1932), known generally as Carrington, was an English painter and decorative artist.Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dora_Carrington Spanish Boy, the Accordion Player by Dora Carringtonc.1924 / Oil on canvas / 25″x20″ / The Higgins Bedford, Bedford, UK Dora Carrington on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dora-carrington/…