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The Reader Issue 40



Featuring Terence Davies, Tessa Hadley, Blake Morrison, Peter Robinson, Emma McGordon, Richard Meier


only £6.95


only £6.95

Contents Include:

Our longest short story yet, an adaptation of a chapter from a novel by Tessa Hadley
True to our desire to move across all forms, we also have her writing an essay on the novelist and short-story writer Elizabeth Taylor
The poetry of Blake Morrison, Peter Robinson, Emma McGordon and Richard Meier remembers life’s great changes
Theologian Catherine Pickstock on Hopkins and Michael Schmidt, poet, critic and editor of PN Review, on Kipling

Issue Highlight:

‘I’ve got to remember the way it looks today’

This interview with Terence Davies, a Liverpool filmmaker, a great artist in ‘memory realism’ is a wonderfully interesting and moving piece. He talks about the style of filmmaking his films have become associated with, how his upbringing in Liverpool affected the rest of his life and his works, and the downside to working only with memory.

Bit at the Bottom:

From ‘A father like me’

Suddenly I find that I’ve grown up all wrong,
Oedipal instead of Electra, got my wires crossed,
circuit board fused, systems shorted.
I was a physics paper problem where you decide
to close AB or DD to get EE, the lighthouse
to light so the boat can see sea.

By Emma McGordon

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