The London Magazine - February/March 2014
Published by The London Magazine
The London Magazine has been responsible for publishing some of the most significant literature in British history. From Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats to T. S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas and Doris Lessing, today it remains at the forefront with the best contemporary writing.
Its writers on art have included John Richardson, Alan Bowness, Edward Lucie-Smith and Mel Gooding and it has featured original work by Graham Sutherland, Prunella
Clough, Maggie Hambling and Frank Auerbach.
Inside this issue, exclusive work from:
James MacManus – the Managing Editor of The Times Literary Supplement writes an essay on Charles Baudelaire and his muse Jeanne Duval, based on the research he has done for his latest novel Black Venus (Duckworth, Feb 2014).
Matthew Scott – Our Reviews Editor reflects on the impact that the Georgians had on society today after viewing the Georgians Revealed Exhibition currently on at The British Library.
Suzi Feay – Former Literary Editor of The Independent on Sunday, Feay writes about Pele Cox’s unique theatrical event Unbound concerning Byron and the Shelleys in Rome.
Featured in this issue:
New short stories, this time from two Irish writers, ‘SaltWater’ by Lane Ashfeldt and ‘Priesteen’ by Ciarán Folan.
From Hugh Dunkerley, Rebecca Farmer, Giles Goodland, Philip Gross, Fred Johnston, John Kinsella and John Martin.
Peter Abbs writes in depth on Roland Barthes and ‘The Deconstruction of Self’
Norman Buller surveys the often-overlooked poetic merit of Sir Thomas Wyatt
Suzi Feay recollects the dramatic production of Unbound, a play about Byron, Shelley and Keats
Adrian Husain on Salman Rushdie, history in fiction and a new type of writing
James MacManus on Charles Baudelaire and his muse and mistress Jeanne Duval
Jeffrey Meyers in Part Two of The Creative Moment discusses the creative processes of poets
Wilfred Owen and Sylvia Plath
Caroline Moorehead is the fourth writer in the series ‘My London’
George Watson on A Short History of Name-Dropping
Lana Asfour writes on the Male Nude Exhibition recently ended at The Wallace Collection
Houman Barekat reviews The Emperor’s Tomb, the sequel to The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth
David Cooke reviews Matthew Sweeney & John Hartley Williams’s Death Comes for the Poets and
Peter Robinson’s first collection of short stories Foreigners, Drunks and Babies
Horatio Morpurgo examines The Kraus Project by Jonathan Franzen
Matthew Scott evaluates the Georgians Revealed Exhibition at The British Library