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The London Magazine - December 2012 / January 2013

The London Magazine - December 2012 / January 2013

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Poems by James Aitchison, Alison Brackenbury, Carrie Etter, Suzi Feay, Gaye Guerin, Robert Hamberger, David Sergeant and James Simpson.

Short stories, ‘The Grange’ by Peter Ainsworth and ‘The Culmination’ by Juliet Bates.

‘R. I. P.’: Alan Blackwood tours three London cemeteries.

‘Tietjens on TV: Parade’s End – Trilogy or Tetralogy?’: Peter Davies reconsiders Ford’s masterwork in light of the recent TV serialisation.

‘William Empson and “To an Old Lady”’: Norman Buller unpicks a very personal poem.

‘Labrador: Iceberg Alley’: John Gimlette recounts a journey through a frozen wasteland.

‘Eating from the Tree of Paradise: The Apprenticeship of Carl Jung’: Continuing his series on the self, Peter Abbs analyses the relationship between Jung and Freud.

‘A Land without Abstractions’: Steven O’Brien gives thanks for wine and tapas in wintry Madrid.


James Aitchison, Homer, Shakespeare and the Satellites

Alison Brackenbury, Two poems

Carrie Etter, The Invention of Meaning

Suzi Feay, Two poems

Gaye Guerin, Two poems

Robert Hamberger, My Husband Sleeping

David Sergeant, The Frozen Flood

James Simpson, Two poems


Peter Ainsworth, ‘The Grange’

Juliet Bates, ‘The Culmination’


Peter Abbs: 'Eating from the Tree of Paradise: The Apprenticeship of Carl Jung'

Alan Blackwood: 'R. I. P.'

Norman Buller: 'William Empson and "To an Old Lady"'

Peter Davies: 'Tietjens on TV: Parade’s End – Trilogy or Tetralogy?'

John Gimlette: 'Labrador: Iceberg Alley'

Steven O’Brien: 'A Land without Abstractions'


William Bedford, Footfalls (Julia Copus, ‘The World’s Two Smallest Humans’ & David Cooke, ‘Work Horses’)

David Cooke, Echoing Footsteps (Patricia McCarthy, ‘Rodin’s Shadow’)

Geoffrey Heptonstall, All You Need Is Imagination (Leo Aylen, ‘The Day the Grass Came’ & Nicholas Murray, ‘Acapulco’)

Andrew Houwen, Modern Japanese Poetry (Makoto Ōoka [compiler] and Paul McCarthy [translator], ‘101 Modern Japanese Poems’)

Derwent May, Where Is Art Going? (‘RA Now’, Royal Academy of Arts; ‘Turner Prize 2012’, Tate Britain; ‘Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road’, Cass Sculpture Foundation & ‘Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision’, The Courtauld Gallery)

Michael O’Neill, Face after Face (Mark Ford [ed.], ‘London: A History in Verse’)

Peter Robinson, Son Triste Visage (Seán Lawlor and John Pilling [eds.], ‘The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett’)

Robin Schofield, ‘Amaranths’ and ‘Poppies’: Sara Coleridge, Inheritrix of her Father’s Genius (Peter Swaab [ed.], ‘The Regions of Sara Coleridge’s Thought: Selected Literary Criticism’)

John Weston, Song for my Father (Gareth Reeves, ‘To Hell with Paradise: New and Selected Poems’ & Ian Parks, ‘The Exile’s House’)