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Dr Peter Fifield on Joseph Roth, The Radetzy March

Dr Peter Fifield on Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March. Trans. Michael Hofmann. London: Granta, 2002. Alongside that of Stefan Zweig, the English publication of Joseph Roth’s writings during the past couple of decades has marked the belated arrival in Britain of two distinctive, Jewish voices speaking of

Joseph Brooker on H is for Hawk

Joseph Brooker on Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk  Helen Macdonald is a writer on ecology and the history of science affiliated to the University of Cambridge. She is also an experienced falconer, who grew up fascinated by birds of prey and learned to handle

Joseph Brooker on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Joseph Brooker on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Every year the Nobel Prize for Literature generates speculation, lobbying and betting. Some names come up repeatedly. This time Haruki Murakami was said to be surging, before shares in Don DeLillo rose sharply. I saw someone remark online

Joanne Winning at the Harry Ransom Center, Texas

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

Joseph Brooker on Lloyd Cole & The Leopards

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