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Monday, November 15 2004

The White Cities: Reports from France 1925-39 by Joseph Roth

If France is the dead, Germany is the stillborn future, and Roth's exile's life the displaced, unliveable present.


Tuesday, November 2 2004

The School of Night by Anne Rouse

Each poem is located within a wider structure that organises the collection as a whole, which offers a nocturnal sequence of instruction stretching from dusk till dawn, a poetic long night's journey into day.


Monday, August 9 2004

Mischief Night - New & Selected Poems by Roddy Lumsden

His poems are costly, hard-worked monuments to his own internal struggle, jagged, often irregular chunks of language.


Monday, July 19 2004

W. G. Sebald - A Critical Companion by J. J. Long and Anne Whitehead

Sebald's writings address memory as a structure of experience, and as a series of metaphors through which he tries to understand history and the responsibilities with which it burdens the present.


Monday, June 21 2004

The Hollywood Dodo by Geoff Nicholson

The Hollywood Dodo itself is a film script, a mechanical reproduction of the extinct bird, a few corpses, fragments of a novel -- in fact a multitude of interlinked things.


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