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The London Magazine - June / July 2011

Published by The London Magazine

ISBN: 22393-0024-6085

£6.95
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Featuring:

Poems by Moniza Alvi, Helen Dunmore, Judith Kazantzis, Susan Kelly, Patricia McCarthy, David Tait, Christina Thatcher and Eoghan Walls.

Short stories by Juliet Bates, Josie O’Reilly, Peter Mangan and Miriam Moss.

‘A Fountain of Words: Inspiration and Trance in Poetry’: James Aitchison muses on the creative process.

‘British and French: New Paintings by Josephine Trotter’: Jenny Blyth provides an appreciation of some vivid and exciting contemporary art to be seen in London this month.

‘Collective Spirit: Wilfrid Evill and the Art He Loved’: Sophie Bradford introduces an elusive art lover and the private collection that is coming to light at auction this month.

‘John Donne: From Poet to Philosopher’: Jonathan Holmes, whose play about Donne can be seen this month, presents a new interpretation of the great writer’s legacy.

‘Anne Frank: Tragedy and Triumph’: Jeffrey Meyers sheds new light on the tragic diarist by contrasting her confessions with those of other published children.

‘The Marvels of Maastricht’: For those who missed it, Derwent May gives a tour of the world’s most lavish art fair.

‘Literature and the Sciences: Where Do They Meet?’: Mario Petrucci reproduces his contribution to the London Magazine Discussion at LSE’s Space for Thought Literary Festival.

‘Van Gogh and his Influence on German Expressionism’: With some powerful descriptions of their works, Will Stone draws lines between the great artist and those whom he inspired.

‘Brother Can You Spare a Dime?: The People’s Music in the Great Depression’: Ian Whitcomb explains how music lifted spirits in the last economic downturn and suggests we whistle our way through this one.

Poetry

Moniza Alvi, 'Must We Go?'
Helen Dunmore, Three Poems
Judith Kazantzis, 'Labrys Child'
Susan Kelly, Two Poems
Patricia McCarthy, 'Poppy Day in a County Dublin Convent School'
David Tait, 'The Phoenix of Blackburn'
Christina Thatcher, 'Chest of Drawers'
Eoghan Walls, Two Poems

Fiction

Juliet Bates, 'Round Trip'
Josie O’Reilly, 'Final Furlong'
Peter Mangan, 'The Love-Light of Granny Bones'
Miriam Moss, 'Old Boy'

Features

James Aitchison: A Fountain of Words: Inspiration and Trance in Poetry
Jenny Blyth: British and French: New Paintings by Josephine Trotter
Sophie Bradford: Collective Spirit: Wilfrid Evill and the Art He Loved
Jonathan Holmes: John Donne: From Poet to Philosopher
Jeffrey Meyers: Anne Frank: Tragedy and Triumph
Derwent May: The Marvels of Maastricht
Mario Petrucci: Literature and the Sciences: Where Do They Meet?
Will Stone: Van Gogh and his Influence on German Expressionism
Ian Whitcomb: Brother Can You Spare a Dime?: The People’s Music in the Great Depression

Reviews

Sean Elliott - Napoleon’s Teddy Bear (Alison Castle [ed.], ‘Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made’)
George Hull - Terence Rattigan’s Theatre of the Unspoken (‘Flare Path’, Theatre Royal Haymarket, and ‘Cause Célèbre’, Old Vic)
Eleanor Kilroy - ‘Among the Lost People’ (Dacia Maraini, ‘Train to Budapest’)
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