Tag Archives: literature.

5 Reasons to (re)Read Portnoy’s Complaint

Recently the American writer Philip Roth announced he was quitting literature. We look back over his neurotic, sacrilegious and puerile 1969 novel, Portnoy’s Complaint.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing About Talking About Writing.

A ‘failed’ writer turns to Google to in an attempt to collaborate with translation software.

1001 Things to do before, as, and after you die.

Mykle Hansen is a bizzaro author. I didn’t know what bizzaro was until I stumbled across this, and now I do, and I really like it.

The Aftermath of the Muse.

Gwil is a young writer from Brighton who recently lost his job microwaving desserts. We’ve published one of his stories already, but because we like him so much – here’s another one.

The Competitors.

By this point it was late Sunday evening and the whole thing had gone on far too long. But maybe that’s what made it hard for the pair of them to swallow their pride and quit. Michael Bruce was the

Lunch at the Beat Hotel.

Naked Lunch, William S.Burrough’s wild depiction of the life of excess he lead as a homosexual heroin addict, living and travelling in the prudent generation of the fifties, celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year. It was one of the three

ART.

World Press Photo 2010

The World Press Photo is a competition which recognises excellence in all fields of professional news photography and is now in its 53rd year. The show exhibits the 167 winning…

GENERAL.

Skull Gang Foraging Club: Meet Lurchie Longtooth

A lurcher is hunting dog, generally a cross between a sight hound and another dog. Lurchie Longtooth is a cross between saluki greyhound, Irish wolfhound, whippet, and labradoodle (half Labrador,…

LITERATURE.

What do you know about the wine world? We find out with the new novel by Peter Stafford-Bow

Fancy a good read this Christmas? We’re recommending the laugh-out-loud debut by Peter Stafford-Bow. Corkscrew follows Felix Hart, a tragic orphan whose expulsion from school results in his relentless, alcohol-soaked climb to…