Tag Archives: Literature

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

An extraordinary film even by the standards of Criterion’s UK catalogue, Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is your go-to film to counter accusations that biopics are inherently stuffy, stylistically conservative Oscar-bait. And it’s all thanks to Hank Williams. After surviving the excesses

Agatha Christie: Nice Mysteries, Shame About the Prejudice

Agatha Christie has a certain reputation. If you’ve never read her books, you might associate her with twee, cozy, country mysteries featuring genteel and civilised murderers who delicately despatch their victims, perhaps a body in a library, the kind of coffee-table read favoured by older

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Literary Loitering 46 – Romans Be Crazy

This week researchers continue to try to prove things that are common sense, Tom Holland finds parallels between Donald Trump and Caligula, Dan Brown upsets teenagers and young adults, and book vending machines are a great idea. Our featured books are Creation Machine by Andrew

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Literary Loitering 45 – Tickle That Catastrophe

It’s an assortment of oddments this week with Walt Whitman’s recently rediscovered 47,000 word treatise “Manly Health and Fitness”, scientists arguing that the Borrowers couldn’t exist in reality and more. We also some alternative insults from Shakespearean works. Our featured book is Clash of Eagles

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Literary Loitering 38 – Inconceivable!

The rambunctious scamps return for more literary conversation including the winner of the Bookseller Diagram prize, a “magical” collaboration between Harry Houdini and H. P. Lovecraft, the “Invisible Collection” and more. Our featured books are “Bigfoot Loose and Finn Fancy Free” by Randy Henderson and