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2014/10/19 17:28
2014/10/19 17:28
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Sexy beasts: Placodermi were the first creatures to have reproductive intercourse, say scientists(Wikipedia) Sexual intercourse, wrote the great poet Philip Larkin, began in 1963. But scientists from...
2014/10/19 17:28
2014/10/19 17:28
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2014/10/19 00:36
2014/10/19 00:36
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Above: Martin Amis, mid-discussion at the New Yorker Festival I spoke to Martin Amis at his house in January, shortly before publication of his twelfth novel, “The Pregnant Widow.” If you’re not...
2014/10/15 16:12
2014/10/15 16:12
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My father, Nicol Russel, who has died aged 92, was one of "the Seven", the group of Oxford University friends that also included Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis. Nick was born in London, son of...
2014/10/14 08:09
2014/10/14 08:09
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Barnes chose droll reminiscence to highlight the absurdity of the literary prize fandango but there have been less civilised reactions, with swearing, feuding and tantrums among publishers and...
2014/10/12 09:12
2014/10/12 09:12
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I must admit that I had never heard of Ada Lovelace until, fifteen years ago, the Literary Review magazine sent me a copy of her biography. Every month I illustrated the cover of the magazine with an...
2014/10/07 19:37
2014/10/07 19:37
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Though the Faber name is most closely associated with poetry (they publish TS Eliot, who was once a director of the firm, WH Auden, Philip Larkin and Seamus Heaney), the pop-up shelves will mainly be...
2014/10/05 06:37
2014/10/05 06:37
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Enniscorthy, in the south-east of Ireland, however, is the location for his “Wexford novels”, which include The Blackwater Lightship (1999) and his transatlantic masterpiece Brooklyn (2009). This...
2014/10/05 04:37
2014/10/05 04:37
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It’s an intriguing question, if loaded with some difficulty and not a little discomfort, which Richard Bradford commendably doesn’t shirk from confronting; we don’t necessarily like to see our...
2014/10/04 07:12
2014/10/04 07:12
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Grayson Perry is all manned up – bestubbled, brute of a laugh, verging on the laddish. On a wall in his spanking new north London studio, there is a comforting sight: a framed picture of Perry as...
2014/10/03 16:12
2014/10/03 16:12
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To sum up the feelings of loss now that Karl Miller has made his exit, there is no resort except to that lovely line of Antony's in Antony and Cleopatra: "Call to me all my sad captains." Karl was one...
2014/10/03 09:12
2014/10/03 09:12
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Had ‘hipster teams’ been a real thing back in 1995-96, Slavia Prague would have out-strutted their popular-culturally relevant neighbours Dukla. Coming from leftfield to reach the Uefa Cup...
2014/10/02 09:24
2014/10/02 09:24
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Portrait: Felicity McCabe for the New Statesman “Is that your phone?” David Mitchell asks. We’re sitting in a lushly upholstered bar of a fine London hotel at nine o’clock on a weekday morning;...
2014/10/02 07:09
2014/10/02 07:09
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Quite early in his life, Hardy began to cut himself off socially from his lowly background, while artistically he drew on it more and more. He even tried to bump up his social origins, making a great...
2014/09/30 12:59
2014/09/30 12:59
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WHEN poet Stephen Santus saw his poem In a Restaurant come third in the Bridport Prize competition in 2012 he went away with a smile on his face and thought no more of it. That was until three months...
2014/09/30 02:09
2014/09/30 02:09
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It's just that his body is yet to catch up with his brain. And he does have life experience; it's just that it's ordinary life experience, which he somehow reconstitutes into the hilarious. His new...
2014/09/28 18:09
2014/09/28 18:09
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Dannie Abse was born in Cardiff on September 22, 1923, to Rudolf and Kate (née Shepherd). His father ran cinemas, which he part-owned, in South Wales. Dannie was the youngest of four children. Of his...
2014/09/28 12:12
2014/09/28 12:12
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In Alan Bennett’s play The History Boys, there is a point at which the schoolmaster, Hector – in what now seems a legendary performance by the late Richard Griffiths – discusses Hardy’s poem Drummer...
2014/09/26 14:50
2014/09/26 14:50
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Multi-talented: Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood plays numerous musical instruments including the ondes Martenot and viola, and admits to a love of the recorder. Photo: Tom Pilston There is no mistaking...
2014/09/26 05:56
2014/09/26 05:56
24d
A VISIT to the cinema this week reminded me of how much things have changed over the last 30 years. I watched Pride, the story of an unlikely alliance between a group of lesbians and gay men and a...
2014/09/25 17:24
2014/09/25 17:24
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Those unionists celebrating the resignation of Alex Salmond should pause. Salmond is certainly the most impressive politician I have met in these islands, a visionary leader and strategist. A...
2014/10/19 17:28
2014/10/19 17:28
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