This Summer, I Will Be Mostly Reading…

9 August 2010 // Summer Reading 2010

Will Burns. The summer so far has been spent with poetry from Simon Armitage (Seeing Stars) and as ever, Wallace Stevens’ Collected Poems, which I hope I never tire of. I am also half way through Hunger by Knut Hamsun, which has been on my list of books to read for an age, and is […]

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This Summer, I Will Mostly Be Reading

28 July 2010 // Summer Reading 2010

Tim Dee. I don’t really like fish but I am much looking forward to Andrew Grieg’s account of ghost casting for the great poet Norman MacCaig, At the Loch of the Green Corrie. I am not much of a mountain-man either but will certainly read Jim Perrin’s West, the climbing writer’s memoir. The good news […]

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This Summer, I Will Mostly Be Reading

24 July 2010 // Summer Reading 2010

Jon Berry. This summer I won’t be reading very much, which is unusual for me. I have a book of my own to finish, and another which is complete but requires a little redrafting before I let the publisher loose on it. And, when I am writing, I can’t read. I’m too much of a […]

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This Summer, I Will Mostly Be Reading…

20 July 2010 // Summer Reading 2010

Robert MacFarlane This summer, I will mostly be reading or re-reading Alfred Watkins’s The Old Straight Track Club (landscape lunacy); David Jones’s In Parenthesis (the greatest war-text ever written, alongside The Iliad); Graham Bowley’s No Way Down (an account of the 2008 K2 disaster); Stephen Banfield’s Sensibility And English Song (a magnificent study of the […]

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This Summer, I Will Mostly Be Reading…

19 July 2010 // Summer Reading 2010

Robin Turner I’m a sucker for encyclopedic music books, especially ones that point to dusty shelves of untapped vinyl you were only ever half aware of. Rob Young’s Electric Eden has been just that for me this summer. Imagine England’s Dreaming relocated to a pastoral Albion and you’re pointed in the right direction. Subtitled ‘Unearthing […]

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