Issue 25.1

5 May, 2014

Haf Davies

Poetry Competition 2014 Winner

The winner of this year's poetry competition, as chosen by Hannah Sullivan.

Fergus McGhee

Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me

Terry Eagleton hails the God of the Hebrew Bible as an anti-deity who champions the poor and powerless.

Dominic Davies

Historicising the Historians

Ilan Pappe's capacity for self-criticism and self-reflexivity strengthens his case for the role of the academy in politico-ideological climates.

Dòmhnall Iain Dòmhnallach

How to be Gay in Gaelic

Though sometimes self-indulgently personal, Marcas Mac an Tuairneir's collection of gay poetry in Gaelic is a subtle journey to finding one's voice.

Andrew Dean

Not Letting Go

Claudia Piermont's account of Philip Roth is marked by her close relationship with him, a relationship from which the book both benefits and suffers.