My portrait of J.M. Cohen, translator from French and Spanish, crucial link between the London publishing world and Latin American literature in the 1950s and 1960s, is in the current issue of PN Review (Nov.-Dec. 2019).
Category Archives: published articles
The current issue (Sept – Oct 2018) of the PN Review includes an essay of mine about the poet Sean Rafferty.
The August-September 2018 issue of the London Magazine has an essay of mine about growing up with the Cold War, dedicated to the memory of Stephen Batty.
The application to commemorate Stefan Zweig’s time in London with a plaque was refused by English Heritage in 2012. In a piece for PN Review, I argue here that it is time to re-visit this question.
Investigations into the activities of a large Austrian timber company, Holzindustrie Schweighofer, have resulted in the company’s FSC license being withdrawn. The Spar supermarket chain has also announced that it will no longer buy wood pellets or briquettes sourced from the company. You can find out why by reading this, published in Resurgence Magazine. Also […]
My review of Randall Martin’s excellent Shakespeare & Ecology was published in the May-June 2016 issue of Resurgence Magazine. You can read the article here. Brief summary: ‘I can think of no better way to celebrate the 400th anniversary than to read this book.’ This article appears in French, as ‘Shakespeare et la Nature’, in […]
Derek Wall is the International Coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales. His book is a survey of the many alternatives to neo-liberalism. Wall is as knowledgeable about suggestions from reformist financiers like Stiglitz as he is about those of anarchists like Kropotkin or eco-feminists like Vandana Shiva or Elinor Ostrom. Bio-Regionalism has […]
The Ecologist Magazine has posted an article here about the debate in Lyme Bay and beyond over how best to monitor the recovery of Marine Protected Areas.
I’ve a piece in the winter issue of Stir looking at UKIP’s rhetoric on immigration and its unconscious debt to Bram Stoker. Three Monkeys Online posted it here On a related theme, you can read here a translated extract from Ioana Baetica Morpurgo’s novel ‘Immigrants’, about five Romanians living in the UK.
PN Review has an essay about Berdychiv, central Ukraine, in its current issue. Joseph Conrad, Vasily Grossman and Pinhas Kahanovitch (‘Der Nister’) were all born there. I visited earlier this year, whilst writing a news piece about the present conflict. You can read it here