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The London Magazine - August / September 2010

Published by The London Magazine

ISBN: 22069-0024-6085

£6.95
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Featuring

Poems by Peter Abbs, Ghayth Armanazi, Stephen Capus, John Wedgwood Clarke, Zoë Green, Nigel Holt, Steven O’Brien, William Palmer and Caroline Price.

Short Story by Jennifer Johnston.

‘A Short Walk Down Whitehall’: Bruce Anderson reflects on the state of British civilisation in light of the National Gallery’s current exhibition.

‘Holding Forth on Holding Back: How Food Has Been Shared Through the Ages’: Frank Armstrong elucidates the history and culture of table manners.

‘Mahler and the Music of the Future’: Roger Caldwell assesses the modernist value of the Austrian maestro.

‘Phantasmagoria in Notting Hill: Arthur Machen’s Hill of Dreams’: Roger Dobson eulogises a master of surrealist fantasy.

‘Tin Plate Workers and Pearly Queens: notes on the sketchbook drawings of Ceri Richards’: author of the artist’s monograph, Mel Gooding, provides insight into some key motifs in his work.

‘Talking to Ourselves in the Bates Motel’: Fred Johnston rails against navel-gazing on the Irish poetry scene.

‘Multiple Lives’: Jeremy Lewis pulls apart the strands of the family biography.

‘The Rediscovery of George Calderon’: Derwent May gives further details from his own research of the dramatist resurrected by Patrick Miles in the June/July issue.

‘The Birth of Impressionism’: Jeffrey Meyers discusses some key works from a recent exhibition of French masters held in San Francisco.

‘Makars of the Smoke: Eliot’s Anglo-Scot Precursors: Harold Monro, John Davidson and James ‘BV’ Thomson’: Alan Morrison resurrects the ill-fated poets to whose contributions we owe so much.

‘The First Cut ... A Short History of the Silhouette Portrait’: Expert Emma Rutherford elucidates the origins of this intriguing art-form du jour.

‘A Literary Cocktail: Remembering Alan Ross’: Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson’s reminiscences about The London Magazine’s legendary editor.

Poetry

Peter Abbs, Two poems
Ghayth Armanazi, 'RSVP'
Stephen Capus, Two translated poems by Sergey Esenin and Vladimir Mayakovsky
John Wedgwood Clarke, Three poems
Zoë Green, 'Figurehead'
Nigel Holt, Two poems
Steven O'Brien, Three poems from his latest collection
William Palmer, Two poems
Caroline Price, Two poems

Fiction

Jennifer Johnston, ‘Waiting’

Features

Bruce Anderson: 'A Short Walk Down Whitehall'
Frank Armstrong: 'Holding Forth on Holding Back: How Food Has Been Shared Through the Ages'
Roger Caldwell: 'Mahler and the Music of the Future'
Roger Dobson: 'Phantasmagoria in Notting Hill: Arthur Machen’s Hill of Dreams'
Mel Gooding: 'Tin Plate Workers and Pearly Queens: notes on the sketchbook drawings of Ceri Richards'
Fred Johnston: 'Talking to Ourselves in the Bates Motel'
Jeremy Lewis: 'Multiple Lives'
Derwent May: 'The Rediscovery of George Calderon'
Jeffrey Meyers: 'The Birth of Impressionism'
Alan Morrison: 'Makars of the Smoke: Eliot’s Anglo-Scot Precursors: Harold Monro, John Davidson and James ‘BV’ Thomson'
Emma Rutherford: 'The First Cut ... A Short History of the Silhouette Portrait'
Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson: 'A Literary Cocktail: Remembering Alan Ross'

Reviews

Barbara Hardy, The Advantages of Repression
Peter Robinson, Quiet Regrets
Adam Smyth, Looking for Shakespeare
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