Issue 23.3

11 November, 2013

Kevin Brazil

A New Continent of Expression

Kevin Brazil explains why Samuel Beckett would have approved of the experimental syntax in Eimear McBride's debut novel.

Rosie Lavan

Seamus Heaney and Oxford

Balances and bifurcations recur and resound in Heaney's writing, but so too do ideas of reconciliation and unity, writes Rosie Lavan.

Priyasha Mukhopadhyay

Victoria Regia

Priyasha Mukhopadhyay finds that an Amazonian waterlily can offer insight into the interactions between Victorian culture, science and imperialism.

Scarlett Baron

Making Visible

The new exhibition of the work of Paul Klee now at the Tate Modern is, as Scarlett Baron reveals, an elating experience.

Oliver Neto

An Anti-Pastoral Novel

Jim Crace's weaving together of urban and pastoral narratives would have made it a worthy winner of the Man Booker Prize, argues Oliver Neto.