London based critic and writer; recovering academic specialising in early modern literature and classical reception. In addition to some longer fiction and non-fiction projects, I review books on a variety of topics for The Telegraph, and am a regular features and reviews writer on art for Frieze...
People are amazingly anxious about literature, especially when it comes with a capital L. We have no useful definition of the boundaries of Literature at all, and yet it brings out the border guard in us, demanding by what right a freshly claimed author craves entry. Someone is always bound to be too sentimental or too unfeeling, too moral or too immoral, too clever by half or not clever enough. The deadliest question of all, I suspect, is one of the simplest: why does this author matter?
For a show that is all about the great outdoors, there is much about Andy and Peter Holden’s brilliant ‘Natural Selection’ that is domestic. The nests and eggs with which Holden has filled the old Newington Library on Walworth Road are the fundamental particles of domesticity – the stuff that all homes and families are spun out of.
‘Being Modern’ is the fruit of a grand transatlantic partnership between New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Paris’s Fondation Louis Vuitton. As work progresses on MoMA’s new extension, some 200 items from the collection have made the journey across the ocean, many of them back to their country of birth.
Wow. Rita Dove is really not messing around in her response to Helen Vendler's review of her anthology. Annoyingly haven't been able to access the original review, but I'm awed by the response: https://t.co/QWpMHcehae
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