Joseph Brooker on Fredric Jameson, Raymond Chandler: The Detections of Totality At ten o’clock I was in my office looking across at Fredric Jameson. I was listening to him too. He gave you a lot to listen to. ‘I find my neighbor unlocking his mailbox;
Joanne Winning at the Harry Ransom Center, Texas This summer I have been on a Research Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center, at the University of Texas in Austin. The Ransom Center has one of the most extensive collections of modernist papers, manuscripts and artefacts
Prof. Martin Eve on The Alchemist, by Ben Jonson, performed by the RSC at the Barbican Centre Last weekend I saw a very fine production of Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist at the Barbican Centre. This play, for those who don’t know, centres around the exploits
Joseph Brooker on Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon’s third novel (2000) reimagines the origin of comic books and the superhero genre they inaugurated. In 1939, with Superman fresh on the newsstands, two Jewish teenage cousins create their own heroes.
Joseph Brooker on Lloyd Cole & The Leopards Lloyd Cole is playing Brooklyn Bowl. He once lived in New York but I don’t think this will remind him of his former home: it’s a bowling alley inside the o2 Arena. He tells us it feels