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Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love

It is often the way that prolific artists and authors do not receive appraisal in their own life; indeed, it may be only after the curtain call when their work…

Tennessee Williams’: Made Pilgrimage of the Flesh

‘Hell has descended on me’ wrote Tennessee William’s from his cot in Touro Infirmary: ‘retribution for all my misdoings and the things undone’. The celebrity playwright in 1953 had reached…

From Renaissance to Referendum: Poetry Culture and Politics

Scotland’s national identity has always been intertwined with art, music and most importantly, literature. From the publication of Blind Harry’s The Wallace to September 2014 by Carol Ann Duffy, lyrics…

Lila

With a range of diverse and thoughtful novels, Marilynne Robinson is a household name for many and somewhat of a celebrity in the literary world. Although her first book was…

Possibilities of the Object

In the latter half of the 20th century, Brazilian art has turbulently transformed from being persecuted to being fascinating. After the cultural destruction brought about by World War Two, there…