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Books on the Fly

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Each time I update my LibraryThing catalogue with my latest reads I feel guilty about not offering an opinion for the benefit of friends. It’s rare that anyone would actually want to read anything accumulating…

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They All Hate Me

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock, edited by Slavoj Žižek (Verso) Hitchcock, piece by piece, by Laurent Bouzereau (Abrams) Alfred Hitchcock Masters of the Cinema, by Krohn…

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Inside the Trojan Horse

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Book Review:Yeats and Violence: Michael Wood (Oxford University Press, 2010) Violence moves restlessly through Yeats’ poetry.  It is there in ‘The Magi‘ (written in 1913) with its Three Kings who ‘Being by Calvary’s turbulence unsatisfied’…

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Urban Wanderings

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Book Review:The Situationists and the City, edited by Tom McDonough, (2009) Verso. It isn’t entirely clear why Verso thought now would be a good time to publish a book of extracts from the writings of…

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Reading Badiou

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The Communist Hypothesis, Alain Badiou (Verso 2010) Alain Badiou: Key Concepts, edited by A.J. Bartlett & Justin Clemens (Acumen Publishing, 2010) Badiou’s Being and Event, Christopher Norris (Continuum 2009) Alain Badiou could be the most…

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