• The Nights Of Akhenaton by Agnes Nemes Nagy

    Ágnes Nemes Nagy was one of Europe’s greatest 20th-century poets. A Hungarian, she lived and wrote through the War, its aftermath, and the subsequent Communist takeover, dying in 1991. Monumental is a word often used to describe her work. It’s not that her poems in The Nights of Akhenaton are long or unwieldy, but that […]

  • Incognita by William Congreve (1692)

    William Congreve is best remembered as a playwright and the author of The Way of The World. Born in 1670 in England, his father’s military career meant that William grew up in Ireland, where he studied alongside friend and fellow writer, Jonathan Swift. Initially set on a law career, Congreve gave it up for writing. […]

  • The Wall by Jean-Paul Sartre (1939)

    This review of The Wall by Jean-Paul Sartre contains some spoilers. Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher, existentialist, Marxist, playwright and critic. But he was also a fiction writer, his most famous and best novel being Nausea, published in 1938. That was his first novel. The short story collection, The Wall, came out the following […]

  • Orson Welles Versus the Hollywood Studios – Clinton Heylin

    Orson Welles was one of the great cinematic figures of the 20th century. His first film Citizen Kane would be a financial flop, but a critical success. Now, generally regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, it’s certainly one of the most innovative. But instead of reaping the creative rewards of his masterpiece, […]