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Review of Heaney’s Beowulf Now In Features

Back in 2000, when the world was young, Sarah Coley wrote an excellent review of Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf…

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Featured Article: The Shakespeared Brain

I have just added an article by Philip Davis on the neurological effects of reading Shakespeare to the Features page.…

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Venetian dreams

I have just (reluctantly) returned from Venice and although my body is back in England, my spirit has stayed there.…

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Ian MacMillan–New Reader Regular

Philip Davis, editor of The Reader writes to say that Ian MacMillan, poet, performer and broadcaster is to become a…

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The All-new Reader Website

As of today The Reader has a new website, which includes news and information about the magazine, about Reader community…

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Literature

Upcoming TV Adaptations

Angela Macmillan made contact to point out that the BBC is working on several interesting-looking TV adaptations of eighteenth and…

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Philip Roth Discusses Everyman

Philip Roth is one of my favourite writers; he is one of the few writers whose prose seems like it…

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Pitmatic

Earlier in the week a dictionary of the lost language of Pitmatic was reviewed in The Guardian. Coming from a…

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Literature

Recommended Reads: Poppy Shakespeare

I have just finished reading Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allen. Set in a North London day hospital, Allen draws on…

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Literature

Issue 26 of The Reader magazine out now

Issue 26 highlights include: • New poetry by Connie Bensley, Angela Leighton, Howard Wright, Mark Leech, Mike Hoy, Nicola Daly…

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The Poetry of Les Murray

Les Murray, sometimes of this parish, features in this week's New Yorker in a review article by Dan Chiasson. Chiasson…

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