Reader 24: The Heavens

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Most literary magazines focus on the craft of writing and cater to a highly select audience of writers, literary critics, and scholars of literature. In contrast, The Reader is a quarterly literary magazine aimed at the intelligent common reader.

Volume 24, “The Heavens,” includes Alan Davis’s account of how his passionate scientific interest in the night sky transferred to his art, as well as Andy Sawyer’s top ten science fiction books.

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Overview

Most literary magazines focus on the craft of writing and cater to a highly select audience of writers, literary critics, and scholars of literature. In contrast, The Reader is a quarterly literary magazine aimed at the intelligent common reader.

Volume 24, “The Heavens,” includes Alan Davis’s account of how his passionate scientific interest in the night sky transferred to his art, as well as Andy Sawyer’s top ten science fiction books.

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Meet the Author

Jane Davis is based at the Reader Centre, University of Liverpool, and currently directs a major social inclusion project based on shared reading.
 

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Table of Contents


Editorial
Jane Davis: That's the Cosmic Point?     5
Editor s Picks     10
Poetry
Peter Robinson     11
Dan Wyke     21
Bill Milner     30
Hugh Underbill     53
Fiction
Ramesh Avadhani: One More Contest     38
Essays
Alan Davis: From Patrick Moore to John Ruskin     12
Ann Stapleton: Looking Up     23
Jeffrey Wainwright: Milton's Paradise Lost     31
Iain Britton: By Word of Mouth     58
Interviews
Julie Green: The Little Artist That Could     44
Learning curve
Adam Piette: The Practice of Poetry: Recalcitrant Poems     62
Ask the Reader     120
Reading lives
Carolin Crawford: Heavenly Inspiration     50
G. M. Hopkins: Journals     56
Helen Tookey: 'Here's the Poetry Lady!'     78
Caroline Jupp: A Library of Unwritten Books     82
Readers connect
Introduction to Starting Short Connect with a Classic: Margaret Oliphant, Hester     67
Brian Nellist: Cool Writing, Warm Heart     68
Angela Macmillan and Jenny Dunbar: Wonder and Affright     71
Sarah Coley: Not Misunderstanding     74
Meg White: Meet the Reading Group: The Guernsey Group     76
Reviews
Tom Sperlinger: His Head Down: Ralph Pite, Thomas Hardy: The Guarded Life     86
Ray Purcell: Lost for a Lifetime: Alexander Masters, Stuart: A Life Backwards     89
Recommendations
Patrick Moore: First Book! G. F. Chambers, The Story of the Solar System     91
Four Helpings: Milton Tom Gatti, Jane Shilling, Boyd Tonkin and Erica Wagner select favourite passages from Paradise Lost     93
John Scrivener: Augustine's Confessions     97
Andy Sawyer: Top Twelve SF     104
Good Books: Brief recommendations by Bernadette Crowley and Don Bramwell     108
Jane Davis: Intrinsic Animality: Ray Tallis, Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents     109
Susan O'Connor: Winter Reading     110
Stephen Palmer: Opening the Doors of Perception: J. G. Ballard, The Unlimited Dream Company     114
The back end
Enid Stubin Our Spy in NY     117
Tom Ashley: Old Door     122
Cassandra: Crossword     124
Buck's Quiz
Contributors
Quiz and Puzzle Answers
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