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Historical Notes: Not a sexist but a feminist avant la lettre

IS IT true that poets die young? Jules Laforgue was one of those artists of huge promise such as Chatterton, Arrlaga, Keats and Wilfred Owen who were tragically cut down before reaching the age of 30. Had he foreseen his life, none of it would have surprised him, for his favourite philosophers were the gloomy Schopenhauer and von Hartmann, and he took the universe to be an irony practised against its own inhabitants.

Book review: Plenty of Hughes but no Beowulf

Lives of the Poets by Michael Schmidt Weidenfeld pounds 22

Wendy Cope heads field to be first female Poet Laureate

WILL THE Court of St James's get its first female Poet Laureate? The dizzy prospect came closer this week when Wendy Cope was nominated by BBC listeners as the poet they would most like to see in the job.

Literature: Poetic licence

A third of the way through Iain Sinclair's third novel, Radon Daughters, just reissued by Granta, there is an extended account of a poetry reading at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, happened upon by Todd Sileen, the one-legged, X-ray-addicted, failed novelist hero.

Books: One man and his clan

Osbert Sitwell by Philip Ziegler Chatto & Windus, pounds 25; Eccentric, dilettante - or a canny cultural entrepreneur who made his family into his fortune? Annabel Freyberg explores the tumultuous times of a tribal elder

Choice: Performance - The Waste Land

The Waste Land, Theatre Royal, Brighton (01273 328488) 10.30pm

Choice: Talk

A Celebration of Kenneth Patchen, Tate Gallery, SW1 (0171-887 8922) 6.30pm

Books: Tonstant Weader Fwowed Up

You scratch my back, I'll stab yours ...Valentine Cunningham finds blood on the books pages

Man versifying laddishly wins TS Eliot Prize

The poetry world's answer to Men Behaving Badly has walked off with the prize established to commemorate saintly TS Eliot.

Items and Icons / coffee pots etc

See how sculptures come into being (right), from maquettes and studies to finished pieces, at an exhibition of the new work of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. At Jason & Rhodes, 4 New Burlington Place, London W1, 22 October to 22 November. Maggie Philo is an artist of the cut-out. In The Decoupage Collection (Aurum Press, pounds 18.95) (below), she shows how to transform old lampshades and brighten your breadbin

Poetry: Quite a performance

Poetry

Theatre / Revealed: the simple joys of maidenhood

The Maid's Tragedy / A Chaste Maid in Cheapside The Globe, London

Fallen heroes

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After the wholesale butchery of Idi Amin's regime, elephant populations are finally recovering
The London: After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

Archaeologists will recover a crucial item from the wreck of the London which could help shed more light on what happened in the vessel's final seconds
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Tate Sensorium: New exhibition at Tate Britain invites art lovers to taste, smell and hear art

Tate Sensorium

New exhibition at Tate Britain invites art lovers to taste, smell and hear art
Ashes 2015: Nice guy Steven Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

Nice guy Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

He was man-of-the-match in the third Test following his recall to the England side
Ashes 2015: Remember Ashton Agar? The No 11 that nearly toppled England

Remember Ashton Agar?

The No 11 that nearly toppled England
Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks