‘Poetry makes nothing happen,’ said the poet W. H. Auden. How wrong he was.
According to a 2009 Eurobarometer survey 62 per cent of Britons believed that ‘the giving and taking of bribes, and the abuse of positions of power for personal gain’ was … Read the rest
Some people might say that politics contains enough fantasy without further confusing the situation by combining the study of politics with that of fiction. Yet, more than ever fiction can … Read the rest
Kay Burley is one of the top presenters on Sky News. That means she is a person of influence. If you get Sky News.
Ms Burley has just published a … Read the rest
Winifred Holtby’s South Riding (1936) was that rare literary beast, a novel about, as the author put it, ‘the drama of English local government’; she dedicated it to her mother, … Read the rest
Somewhere in Cairo, an artist is writing a manifesto.
Artists’ manifestos are often more political than political manifestos. They are also more entertaining. Artists’ manifestos outstrip art to embrace life.… Read the rest