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The London Magazine - October / November 2010

Published by The London Magazine

ISBN: 22166-0024-6085

£6.95
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Poems by Sue Butler, John Wedgwood Clarke, John Greening, Terry Jones, Noel King, Patricia McCarthy, Robert Nye, Peter Robinson and Elizabeth Smither.

Short stories by Kachi A. Ozumba and Andrew Sinclair.

‘Augustine and the Birth of Autobiography’: Peter Abbs uncovers the origins of self-reflection.

‘Ernest Dowson: London Poet and Absinthe Drinker’: Ray Cavanaugh commemorates the troubled artist.

‘Metaphysical Prose: The Art of Lydia Davis’: James Kidd pays tribute to the queen of ‘less is more’.

‘John Huston: Fine Arts and Films’: Jeffrey Meyers explains how collecting art inspired the work of the film director.

‘The Crescent and the Crucifix: Breaking Ties in Massinger’s The Renegado’: Sadaf Qureshi explores religious rivalry in the Jacobean play.

‘Banjoes on the Lawn: Scott Fitzgerald and Show Biz’: Ian Whitcomb celebrates the star of the Jazz Age.

Poetry:

Sue Butler, Joy Riding
John Wedgwood Clarke, Seafarers
John Greening, Causeway
Terry Jones, Kleopatra: Room 62
Noel King, Aunt Jane was a Fallen Woman, my family said
Patricia McCarthy, Three poems
Robert Nye, Instructions for a Burial
Peter Robinson, Two poems
Elizabeth Smither, Two poems

Fiction:

Kachi A. Ozumba, ‘Gay Kay’
Andrew Sinclair, ‘Ricky di Portanova’

Features:

Peter Abbs: Augustine and the Birth of Autobiography
Ray Cavanaugh: Ernest Dowson: London Poet and Absinthe Drinker
James Kidd: Metaphysical Prose: The Art of Lydia Davis
Jeffrey Meyers: John Huston: Fine Arts and Films
Sadaf Qureshi: The Crescent and the Crucifix: Breaking Ties in Massinger’s The Renegado
Ian Whitcomb: Banjoes on the Lawn: Scott Fitzgerald and Show Biz

Reviews:

Neal Alexander, The Human Dream
Anna Goodall, The Extraordinary Persistence of Faith
Eleanor Kilroy, Political Movements
Erik Martiny, Somnolent Parnassian Slopes
William Packer, A Talent Too Far
George Williamson, Round and Round
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