Tag Archives: Shakespeare

The Curve of the Land by Diana Durham

“The small crevice that formed the only entrance showed no evidence of the light which must be entering through the other gaps in the stones.  It was black as if opening directly into the depths of the earth; an entrance … Continue reading

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A Few Strange New Hybridities in Literature

Of late, my rather strange and serpentine reading habits have yielded up examples of what might be called literary hybridities, where genres and styles work to subsume or coalesce. Of course, such genre bending is not even remotely new but … Continue reading

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My Ongoing Obsession with the Bach Cello Suites

At the tail end of 2014 I came across a book I had been previously been unaware of at a library liquidation sale and bought it for less than the price of a cup of coffee. That the book aroused … Continue reading

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A Few Recent Reviews of Skylight Books

Kaleidoscopic Omniscience by Will Alexander “Vermillion shades of astral haunts abound as Alexander takes his readers through a psychedelic romp that leaves the consciousness reeling. There’s nothing usual about Alexander’s visionary take on history: the contemporary, the ancient, and the … Continue reading

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The Groundlings of Divine Will by Daniel Staniforth

“We are the collective pronoun not to be named; the sacred amalgam, the response harbingers around the fringes of refinery. We are informers and fetishists, sycophants and revolutionaries, the pliant in the trenches of experience, the silent mummers in supplication … Continue reading

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A Review of Dr. Dee: An English Opera

I have always been fascinated by the Welsh mathematician, scientist, astrologer, occultist, astronomer, navigator, and angelologist – Dr. John Dee – and finally got around to listening to Dr. Dee: An English Opera by former Blur, Gorillaz, The Good the … Continue reading

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By Degree – the Political Speech has become a Lost Art

Exposed to a lot of politics on both sides of the channel these days, I have noted a distinct drop in quality when it comes delivering a public speech.  A year after The King’s Speech won all the film awards … Continue reading

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