The London Magazine
About The London Magazine
A bi-monthly review of literature and the arts first published in 1732, The London Magazine consistently features the best original poetry, short fiction, cultural reviews and literary essays from established and emerging writers.
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Inside this issue, exclusive work from:
Edward Lucie-Smith the revered art critic writes on Guerrilla art focusing on the work of the rising East-London artist Charming Baker, who has sell-out shows in London and now Hollywood.
Andrew Gimson The first in the My London series, asking writers what living in or visiting London means to them. A witty account of London from the former Parliamentary sketch writer for the Daily Telegraph seen through the eyes of a London cyclist.
Tom Sutcliffe reviews two Opera productions he saw at this years Glyndebourne Festival including Ariadne auf Naxos and Hippolyte et Aricie.
.Featured in this issue:
FictionTwo touching short stories including, All the Wonders by Stephen May (shortlisted for a Costa Book Award) and Be Still the River by Conor Patrick (whose short story collection is available to buy now in paperback and/or ebook produced under The London Magazine Editions)
Poetryby Delhi-born poet Manash Bhattacharjee; two poems each by successful poets Peter Robinson and Peter Rawlings; a poem by recent Creative writing graduate Clare Dussek; Ghayth Armanazis profoundly moving poem Syria; and Concrete Overcoat a poem with violent undertones by Katrina Naomi.
EssaysAlan Blackwood on London inspired music and the Proms 2013.John-Blashford Snell, one of the most respected explorers of today follows the nineteenth-century, legendary explorer that is Dr. David Livingstone.Eamonn Gearon on the history of the Arab Revolutions and reviewing the vast number of books to be written on the subject Thomas Orsg-Land on the Revolution in Hungary from first-hand experience.Ian Parks memoir piece entitled Ella Michael Thomas discusses Roland Blythes provincial novel Akenfield.Marina Vaizey explores the relationship between painting and music, inspired by the current Vermeer and Music exhibition on at the National Gallery.
ReviewsMalcolm Forbes praises the work of the underrated writer James Salter, aka Mr New York.Terry Kelly analyses and reviews the lyrics and poetic lines in Paul Muldoon and Matthew Sweeneys new poetry books.Horatio Morpurgo reviews Philip Hoares book The Sea Inside discussing the mysteriousness of the ocean and our interaction with the natural world.Andrew Nash reviews Madama Butterfly amongst other productions at the Opera Holland Park.Martin Ryle on Selected prose and drama of B.S. Johnson, recently brought out by Picador.Paul Williamson writes on the Stockholm festival O/Modernt and the work of the French Composer Jean-Phillipe Rameau. More Info
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