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The London Magazine - June / July 2010

Published by The London Magazine

ISBN: 22031-0024-6085

£6.95
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Featuring:

Poems by Dannie Abse, Alison Brackenbury, Janice Fixter, Dan Jacobson, Angela Kirby, Grevel Lindop, Derwent May, Graham Mort, Shirin Razavian and Eoghan Walls.

Short Story by Jeremy Worman

‘With and Without Sam’: Bettina Jonic reflects on ‘the old times’ spent with Samuel Beckett in these exclusive excerpts from her unpublished ‘treasure trove’ of a memoir.

‘High Art in the Low Countries’: Bruce Anderson enthuses over the artistic (and gastronomic) delights to be discovered in Bruges.

‘And the Night-Watchman Talks on’: Eric Bryan sheds light on the illusive writer of ‘The Monkey’s Paw’.

‘On Tapering’: P. N. Furbank discusses the twists and turns of this intangible concept.

‘Still Crazy After All These Years’: Ben Mallalieu takes us on a tour of the most unique – and life-changing? – island paradise.

‘Ivor Novello, 1893-1951’: Rosemary Markham resurrects the theatrical legend.

‘Hemingway’s Confessions’: Jeffrey Meyers analyses this most complex and conflicted of characters.

‘Chekhov at 150: The “Hampstead Connection”’: Patrick Miles introduces us to the man who gave Britain its first taste of the classic Russian dramatist.

‘The Beauty of Conservatism’: Matthew Scott considers the links between politics and aesthetics.

‘What to See: Recent Sculpture and Drawings by Jeff Lowe’: William Shutes analyses the impact of this recently-exhibited and intriguing artist.

Poetry

Dannie Abse, Three poems from his latest collection
Alison Brackenbury, 'In the Black Country'
Janice Fixter, Two poems
Dan Jacobson, 'A Month in the Country: XVII'
Angela Kirby, 'Brindle Revisited'
Grevel Lindop, Two poems
Derwent May, 'Lawn and Leaves'
Graham Mort, 'Io’s Sisters'
Shirin Razavian, Two poems
Eoghan Walls, Two poems

Fiction

Jeremy Worman, ‘Mother’s Hats’

Features

Bettina Jonic: With and Without Sam
Bruce Anderson: High Art in the Low Countries
Eric Bryan: And the Night-Watchman Talks on
P. N. Furbank: On Tapering
Ben Mallalieu: Still Crazy After All These Years
Rosemary Markham: Ivor Novello, 1893-1951
Jeffrey Meyers: Hemingway’s Confessions
Patrick Miles: Chekhov at 150: The ‘Hampstead Connection’
Matthew Scott: The Beauty of Conservatism
William Shutes: What to See: Recent Sculpture and Drawings by Jeff Lowe

Reviews

Jeremy Bowen, Lebanon’s Faultlines
Wendy French, Fire in the Soul
Grey Gowrie, Taking the Occasion
Peter Robinson, ‘Anything but Gentle’: Henry Moore Revisited
Jeremy Worman, A Book of Silence
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