What’s most interesting about rural writing is the degree of distance sometimes apparent between the writer and the country life described?
While researching the group of items about farming in the rural dreams section of writing britain, I got really interested in the peasant poet movement.
Along with the earliest drafts of the novel, Hanif has also kindly lent us his diary recording a meeting with fellow Bromley-ite David Bowie, who did the soundtrack for the BBC adaptation, at Bowie’s studio.
The cockney visions section of writing britain features arguably the most legendary barber of all time – sweeney todd.
We deal with collections and activities relating to the library’s outstanding holdings of english literary treasures, spanning hundreds of years, and constantly growing.
I’m sitting on a tokyo-bound 747, flying through the night in good company.
Some good news, we found out the guardian had published my diary of japan thus far.
No let-up on the pace today; Well a little let up, at least the time for a chlorine-starved swimmer to crash an elegant, penthouse hotel pool in downtown. Never travel without goggles, is my traveller’s rule of thumb.
The Joan Littlewood Archive takes up three inconspicuous bays of storage, just shy of one hundred boxes in rather uniform box-files.
Whoever, when the United States is at war, shall willfully utter, print, write, or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States.
Sitting on an aeroplane upon returning from Montreal where he attended a Congress of Black Writers, Dr. Walter Rodney was declared a persona non grata by the Jamaican government and denied entry into Jamaica.
50 years ago, in 1969, B. S. Johnson published a novel about a sports writer assailed by memories of a deceased friend as he attempts to report on a football match.
Andrew Salkey, who was born in Colón, Panama, brought up in Jamaica, and later relocated to both the United Kingdom and the United States, was instrumental in developing and refining a diasporic consciousness among Caribbean artists and intellectuals at home and abroad in the latter half of the twentieth century.
On 22 November 2019 one of the most renowned Victorian novelists celebrates her 200th birthday.