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Roger Luckhurst on Basma Abdel Aziz, The Queue

Roger Luckhurst on Basma Abdel Aziz, The Queue  Dystopian fiction pours off the presses in such volume that the apocalyptic vision has become codified and oddly routine. It’s the end of the world as we know it and we feel fine. But for all the

Joseph Brooker on Ghostbusters (2016)

What is a ghost? Stephen said with tingling energy. One who has faded into impalpability through death, through absence, through change of manners. James Joyce, Ulysses Ghostbusters (1984) came from nowhere when I was a boy: a blockbuster whose scenario didn’t seem to resemble anything that

Joseph Brooker on reading the New Left Review

Joseph Brooker on reading the New Left Review. The New Left Review is a journal of leftist thought founded in the early 1960s. In 2000 it relaunched with a slightly different look – glossy, sleek, elegant, but still uniquely rigorous and austere. Not only does it