Category: Non-fiction

3 June, 2014

Edward Hicks

From Cuneiform to e-books

This interesting but weighty tome suffers from lack of a single argument drawing the magnanimity of its project together.

Katherine Manfred

“We Are the New Meteorite”

Kolbert relates scientifically valid theories in a refreshingly neutral tone as a powerful warning against anthropogenic destruction.

19 May, 2014

Will Harris

What’s New, Parmenides?

Though engaging, Michael North's attempt at Novelty is a Lucretian exercise in the rearrangement of familiar elements.

Calum Mechie

Bannockburns’ Shortfalls

Robert Crawford misses some of the story by telescoping seven centuries of history into the legacy of one battle.

5 May, 2014

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.

3 February, 2014

Tom Sharrad

Walking to Byzantium

Patrick Leigh Fermor's posthumously published The Broken Road is a warm, erudite, and funny tribute to a continent teetering on the brink of disaster.

22 October, 2013

Bryn Jones Square

A New Voice in Defence of the Humanities

24 June, 2013

Grace Egan

The Gospel According to Hadley

There's much to enjoy in the detail of this individualist tract, but the real virtue of pop feminism is polyphony.