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Friday 08 August 2008
Few writers – even those who present a carefully nurtured, self-deprecatory public image – have pursued so many careers, all involving ferociously committed hard graft, as Simon Gray. Successful as academic, novelist and dramatist for stage, television and radio, he found in several volumes as a later-life memoirist the ideal outlet for a rich seam of material, variously bilious, hilarious, irascible and on occasion deeply affecting, as he reflected on his life as an accident-prone, chain-smoking ex-alcoholic and, latterly, cancer-suffering writer.
Friday 01 August 2008
Ben Whishaw – who is soon to be seen as Sebastian in the film of Brideshead Revisited – is a striking theatrical performer and a haunting camera-subject. He gets to demonstrate that he's both in the latest, extraordinarily compelling, multi-media piece by the controversial, audience-polarising director Katie Mitchell.
Friday 04 July 2008
Thursday 03 July 2008
A portrait of the poet T S Eliot rejected by the Royal Academy in 1938 because it featured phallic references will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in a new exhibition.
Friday 23 May 2008
From Ben Jonson to TS Eliot, more purely intellectual writers have judged Shakespeare's "disorderly plenitude" a scandal as well as a wonder. This beguiling book – charmingly written, utterly readable – by the late, great critic takes on the charge that the Bard's mind was a mess, however high his imagination soared. Play by play, Nuttall champions a teasing, nimble pragmatist who exposed the flaws in every limiting system as a "philosopher of human possibility". Even if you overlook its gentle critical polemic (against doctrinaire literary theorists and historicists), the book offers a wise, lucid, reader-friendly guide to the complete works.
Sunday 30 March 2008
Thursday 20 March 2008
Sunday 24 February 2008
Sunday 03 February 2008
With T S Eliot, Ezra Pound revolutionised English literature. Eliot's ground breaking poem The Waste Land, published in 1922, was the first truly modernist poem and was edited by Pound.
Sunday 20 January 2008
Sunday 14 August 2005
Wednesday 22 June 2005
Sunday 06 February 2005
Thursday 08 July 2004
This week, I found myself in the most distinguished peepshow imaginable. It was at Sotheby's where, today, they're holding an auction of the most astonishing literary stuff I've ever come across.
Friday 18 June 2004
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more