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The London Magazine - August / September 2012

Published by The London Magazine

ISBN: 22836-0024-6005

£6.95
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Featuring

Poems by William Bedford, Maggie Butt, Holly Howitt, Angela Kirby, Bernard Saint, George Szirtes and Hugo Williams.

Short story, ‘The Late Train to Santa Fe’, by Conor Patrick.

‘The Courage of the Conquistador: Sigmund Freud and the Mapping of the Unconscious’: Peter Abbs explores the mind of the innovative analyst through his letters.

‘The Welsh Poppy Flame of the Sun: A Tribute to Raymond Garlick’: Welsh poet Byron Beynon explains what Garlick, poet and aesthete, meant to him.

‘Delius: The Reluctant Englishman’: Alan Blackwood considers the nature-loving composer on the 150th anniversary of his birth.

‘Afghanistan: Mara Yod Ast (I Remember): Idious Buguise lyrically recounts the country of the seventies, before becoming a war-ravaged tumult.

‘Invisible Influences: Eardley Knollys, Frank Coombs and the Storran Gallery in the 1930s’: Richard Coombs unearths the delights of London’s art scene between the wars.

‘A Gatsby Master Class in London’s Theatres’: Peter Davies investigates some successful offerings in the revival.

‘Fear of the Self: Japanese Literature’s Tragic Hero’: Tony Garner commiserates with a master of the short story.

‘Meeting Robert Graves’: Jeffrey Meyers recalls some amusing exchanges.

‘Life after Hungary’: Émigré Monica Porter describes learning to live as a club of exiles.

‘The Legacy of Catullus: Did a Prayer to a Vestal Virgin ‘Save’ his Naughty Bits?’: Allen Tice offers an intriguing explanation as to how some extraordinary writing survived from Rome.

‘The United Nations and its Responsibility to Protect’: Guardian of world peace, Hans-C. von Sponeck, wonders whether international intervention is always in people’s best interests.

Poetry:

William Bedford, Two poems
Maggie Butt, Two poems
Holly Howitt, Two poems
Angela Kirby, Two poems
Bernard Saint, Chemin de Fer
George Szirtes, In the Cinema Lobby
Hugo Williams, Garments (after Cavafy)

Fiction:

Conor Patrick, ‘The Late Train to Santa Fe’

Features:

Peter Abbs: The Courage of the Conquistador: Sigmund Freud and the Mapping of the Unconscious
Byron Beynon: The Welsh Poppy Flame of the Sun: A Tribute to Raymond Garlick
Alan Blackwood: Delius: The Reluctant Englishman
Idious Buguise: Afghanistan: Mara Yod Ast (I Remember)
Richard Coombs: Invisible Influences: Eardley Knollys, Frank Coombs and the Storran Gallery in the 1930s
Peter Davies: A Gatsby Master Class in London’s Theatres
Tony Garner: Fear of the Self: Japanese Literature’s Tragic Hero
Jeffrey Meyers: Meeting Robert Graves
Monica Porter: Life after Hungary
Allen Tice: The Legacy of Catullus: Did a Prayer to a Vestal Virgin ‘Save’ his Naughty Bits?
Hans-C. von Sponeck: The United Nations and its Responsibility to Protect

Reviews:

Eamonn Gearon: The War Is Far from Finished: A Trio of Books about Iraq (Fatih Abdulsalam, ‘Setback of the Century’; Patrick Cockburn, ‘The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq’; Dexter Filkins, ‘The Forever War: Dispatches from the War on Terror’)
Douglas Hurd: A Chinese Bail-Out (Tim Luard, ‘Escape from Hong Kong: Admiral Chan Chak’s Christmas Day Dash, 1941’)
Terry Kelly: Sylvia, Shakespeare and Shamans (Keith Sagar [ed.], ‘Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar’)
Vesna Main: Between a Craft and a Calling (Gabriel Josipovici, ‘Infinity: The Story of a Moment’)
John Man: A Tyrant Reborn (Dashi Namdakov at the Halcyon Gallery)
Erik Martiny: Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala (Gallen-Kallela at the Musée d’Orsay)
Michael W. Thomas: Fog Returns to Channel (Ian Jack, ‘The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain’ and Peter Whittle, ‘Being British: What’s Wrong with It?’)
Paul Williamson: The Consolations of Music: Cosí fan tutte(Opera Holland Park)

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