‘Poetry can repair no loss,’ John Berger writes, ‘but it defies the space which separates.’ This year, The Clearing has commissioned seven writers to mark the Remembrance Day of Lost Species. The second of these is by Anita Roy.
A novel borne out of an earthquake, a departed friend, and a translation from which lost voices rise.
There’s a dangerous idea being peddled by bookstores: that some books will make you feel more intelligent, well-informed and thoughtful without any real effort on your part.
The grand spectacle of the annual migration of British expats from India, in the summer of 1997. To be narrated ideally in Attenboroughesque hushed tones.
Far more than F.N. Souza’s younger brother, Lancelot Ribeiro was an extraordinary painter in his own right. A view of the artist’s life and works to coincide with a year-long programme and exhibition of his works, October 2016.
My bookshelf is taking on a rather wild and shaggy aspect these days, not unrelated to the fact that I’ll […]
Walking ’round the room singing Stormy Weather At fifty-seven Mount Pleasant Street Well it’s the same room, but everything’s different […]
Karthika Nair’s reimagining of the Mahabharata in brought to the stage in Akram Khan’s adaptation of Until the Lions
“Do you mind if I communicate with Alan Watts post-verbally?” Some words – about the man and the myth and his books and his voice.
On Atul Gawande’s ‘Being Mortal’, and other life-and-death issues.