The Reader

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 25 celebrates ten years of The Reader by bringing together writing by Seamus Heaney, Carol Rumens, David Constantine, Les Murray, Alan ...

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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 25 celebrates ten years of The Reader by bringing together writing by Seamus Heaney, Carol Rumens, David Constantine, Les Murray, Alan Davis, Ann Stapleton, and Jonathan Bate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780955116841
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Series: Liverpool University Press - Reader Series
  • Edition description: Annual
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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. With her colleague Sarah Coley, she launched The Reader in 1997.

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Table of Contents

editorial
     Jane Davis Looking Foward
     Editor's Pick
 
poetry
     Neil Curry
     Les Murray
     Isobel Lusted
     Alison Brackenbury
     Simon Fletcher
 
behind the arras
     Carol Rumens
 
fiction
     David Constantine Regrets
     Ivan Nellist Local Hero
 
essays
     Alan Davis Reading Ruskin Reading Blake
     Pamela Coren Serial Reading
 
interviews
     Jonathan Bate The State of Shakespeare, Part I
 
learning curve
     Adam Piette The Practice of Poetry: Forward
     Ask the Reader
 
reading lives
     Christopher Routledge The Tyranny of Thomas
 
readers connect
     Introduction
     Connect with a Classic: Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
     Brain Nellist The Constraint of Accident
     Eileen Pollard The Unreality of his Words
     Sarah Coley Buffeted at Will
     Sam Wood Meet the Reading Group: Getting Going
 
reflections
     Raymond Tallis The Shadow of Death
     Ann Drysdale, three-three, two-two, five-six
     Dan Jacobson Crab-wise?
     Günter Grass, Crabwalk
 
reviews
     John Scrivener Wrestling with the Angel:
     The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible. Ed. David Norton
     David Norton, A Textual History of the King James Bible.
 
recommendations
     Angela Macmillan/John McGahern After Sunset
     John William, Stoner
     Carol Rumens Spiral Reading
     Robert Lowell, Imitations
     Ann Stapleton Our Comfort is the Song
     Edwin Arlington Robinson
     James Hammond A Writer in Love
     The Complete Poems of D.H. Lawrence
     Helen Tookey Something New about Hell Fire
     Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano
     Good Books Brief recommendations
     by Amanda Jones and Angela Deegan
     Kerry Hughes Modern Mythology
     Mario Puzo, The Godfather
     Angela Macmillan Saving My Life
     Tobias Wolff, In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War
     Sophie Paterson Are There Ants in Heaven?
     Tove Jansson, The Summer Book
 
the back end
     Enid Stubin Our Spy in NY
     Tom Ashley Winter Trees
     Cassandra Crossword
     Buck's Quiz
     Contributors
     Quiz and Puzzle Answers

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