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Daljit Nagra: ‘Shuggie Bain had me in bits’

The poet on his life changing encounter with William Blake, comfort reading Paradise Lost, and the book he plans to read once he retires

The book I am currently reading
Poetry in a Global Age by Jahan Ramazani. His key argument is that poetry is inherently constructed by a network of global engagements, this being the most generous way to appreciate a text.

The book that changed my life
At the age of 19, I found William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience in an independent bookshop in Sheffield; it was the first time I’d read poetry and I’ve yet to stop reading it.

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Max Weber’s Agon

To the Editors: We appreciate Peter E. Gordon’s thoughtful review of Charisma and Disenchantment, o...

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Evelyn Waugh’s twelve-bedroom house—complete with party barn—is now for sale.

Somerset’s Combe Florey House, once the family home of Brideshead Revisited author Evelyn Waugh and...

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Lit Hub Weekly: October 13 – 16, 2020

“Lorde’s view of poetry and the imagination clarified my own inclination to disappear, at times, i...

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Whitecaps. Two wind turbines turning, the third towering, still. Do the gulls know what is going on....

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Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli review – the mysteries of quantum mechanics

Having altered how we think about time, the physicist sets his sights on perhaps the most maddeningl...

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Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze review – ultraviolent swagger

This Booker-longlisted debut based on the author’s years as a university student-cum-gang member br...

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