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Books July 02, 2016

The Toymaker

[TOC:ul In this story] The male anti-hero is a popular character type recently. Mad Men, for instance, gave us Don Draper, a deceitful womaniser who was also tragically insecure, a man of the world as pitiful as a child. In this “post-feminist” …

Books June 18, 2016

The Hatred of Poetry

[TOC:ul In this story] “Poetry is a word for a kind of value no particular poem can realise.” This is the problem identified by the American poet Ben Lerner in this lucid and engaging book – more a long essay – that seeks to understand poetry’s …