Issue 15.4

28 February, 2011

John Steen

The Syntactical Sublime

Timothy Donnelly's The Cloud Corporation depicts a world whose control has been ceded to the power of exchange.

Chloe Stopa-Hunt

Heartache in His Head

Craig Raine's How Snow Falls sweeps away pieties to examine the perverse nuances of grief.

Tom Cutterham

Celebrity Gods

Fred Inglis's A Short History of Celebrity tours 300 years of celebrity culture, from London theatres to Hollywood screens.

Luke Smith

A Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man

Seamus Heaney's Human Chain treats the transient chains of human relationships.

Daniel Picker

Eat Your Good Lamb

Daniel Picker recounts his experience studying poetry under Seamus Heaney at Harvard.