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ISBN-13: 9780711233706
Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tom Lubbock, critic and illustrator, was the chief art critic of the Independent from 1997 until his death in 2011. He wrote widely on art, books and radio and produced major catalogue essays on Goya, Thomas Bewick and Ian Hamilton Finlay. His illustrations, mainly done in collage, appeared every Saturday on the editorial page of the Independent between 1999 and 2004. His weekly Great Works column, from which these essays are taken, ran between 2005 and 2010.http://tomlubbock.com/Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955. He taught at the University of Salerno in Italy and is the author of five collections of poetry: The Sirocco Room (1991); The Kiosk on the Brink (1993); The Marble Fly (1997), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and a Poetry Book Society Choice;Ink Stone (2003), which was shortlisted for the 2003 T. S. Eliot Prize and the 2003 Whitbread Poetry Award; and Crocodiles & Obelisks (2007), shortlisted for the Forward Prize. A selection of his poems was published as Sky Nails (2000), and he is editor of 20th-Century Italian Poems (2004). His translations of the poetry of Valerio Magrelli were published by Faber in 2009, and awarded the Weidenfeld Translation prize for 2010.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

The Uffington White Horse 16

Hellmouth 20

Mappa Mundi 24

Two English Maps 28

The Bishop's Eye 32

Portrait of an Unknown Man Clasping a Hand from a Cloud 36

Leviathan 40

The Flea 44

Fantasy of Flight 48

Characters and Caricaturas 52

A Complete New System of Midwifery 56

Fuseli to Frankenstein 60

A Blot: Tigers 68

A Foregathering of Witches 72

Ambleside 78

The Source of the Arveiron 82

The British Slave Ship 'Brookes' 86

Mending a Face / Marring a Face 90

The Face of the Moon 94

The Gout 98

A Democrat 102

Electra and the Chorus 106

Blake Shapes 110

Jerusalem the Emanation of the Giant Albion 118

Albion Rose 122

Defining the Vignette 126

Vision and Landscape 138

In a Shoreham Garden 144

A Fantasy: The Fairy Ring 148

West Bromwich Sweep 152

Alice Overgrowing the Room 156

Portrait of Himself in Bed 160

Mr Aubrey Beardsley 164

Sower of the Systems 168

The New Word in Golf 174

The London Underground Map 178

Red Figures Carrying Babies and Visiting Graves 182

Fragments 6/9 186

The Hermit 190

For the 5 Vowels 194

Index 201

Editor's Note 205

Acknowledgements 207

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