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The unspoken feminism of Marianne Moore

Prior to the Women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, poetry was an occupation dominated by men. The progress feminism has made in recent years makes it difficult for contemporary readers to comprehend the oppression that characterised women’s lives in the early twentieth century. A woman did not have a separate legal identity from her husband, […]

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Culture Literature

Poem of the week: T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’

I always come back to ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. I feel as though I have known it forever; there are stretches of time where I read it often, and suddenly a few years have passed without having thought about it at all. Time and space move strangely throughout this poem, ironically reflecting […]

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Edinburgh’s Changing Architecture: An Interview with Malcolm Fraser

Over the past few years there has been increasing anxiety surrounding the possibility that Edinburgh might lose its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to an influx of new projects granted planning permission, spanning from student accommodation and hotels to imperious shopping centres. Despite the fact that Edinburgh’s aesthetic character is one of […]