The book market is strewn with books on ‘correct English’ or good grammar and punctuation: let Lynne Truss’s Eats Shoots… Read more Against Good Punctuation
Fredric Jameson is to publish a book on Marx’s Das Kapital, entitled Representing Capital: A Reading of Volume One. It… Read more Fredric Jameson on Marx’s Capital
“I owe my years as a jazz reporter to John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, which made the British cultural establishment… Read more Eric Hobsbawm on Being a Jazz Writer
Having recently been pondering Badiou’s concept of ‘event’, I was surprised to come across the following passage in Rowan Williams’s… Read more John Lennon, Rowan Williams and Grace
Yes, that’s right: another post on Terry Eagleton! At the end of his recent Gifford Lecture at the University of… Read more New Works by Terry Eagleton and Herbert McCabe
This is a very brief post simply to share what felt like an epiphany. I’ve just watched a lecture given… Read more Defamiliarization as Revelation
For Eagleton: His throat intoned a plum: you ripped it out, studied the blood-blue flesh and ate it up. Inside… Read more Poem for Terry Eagleton
Embarrassingly, one of my first breakthroughs on the road to taking Marxism seriously was when, as a young boy, someone… Read more Against Satire and For Personality Cults
Much has been written and said about Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men, based on P. D. James’ 1992 novel of… Read more A Note on Children of Men
Here are a few posts I’ve enjoyed reading over the last few days: Ben Myers announces a series of posts… Read more Best of the Bunch
A formalist reading of Javier Marías’s Your Face Tomorrow, vol. 1.
Coming soon: an exchange of ‘letters’ between two young writers.
Inspecting obscured and outside things – stars, delicate twinklings almost graspable bombs raging from undead lightyears felt with feet embedded… Read more Poem: Winter Night