Issue 24.1

20 January, 2014

Fergus McGhee

On the Open Sea

Fergus McGhee on Philip Kitcher's Deaths in Venice, a philosophical take on the reception history of Thomas Mann's classical novella.

Kevin Brazil

Life in the Future Perfect Tense?

Kevin Brazil reviews the first two volumes of Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle and considers its place between autobiography and fiction.

Bryn Jones Square

Sibling Sympathy

Bryn Jones Square discovers the social nature of artistic creation in Lucy Newlyn's literary biography of William and Dorothy Wordsworth.

Nakul Krishna

Witness and Complicity

Nakul Krishna reviews Rahul Soni's new English translation of the iconic poems of Shrikant Verma's Magadh, the first to be published with parallel Hindi text.

Haiya Sarwar

Avoiding That Awful Taint of Rejection

Haiya Sarwar reviews Peter Mattei's novel The Deep Whatsis and finds both a postmodern sob story of yuppie plight and a captivating anti-hero.