Book questions

Back in 2010, I picked up Norman H. Mackenzie's own copy of Eliot's Selected Essays in my favourite second-hand bookshop in Kingston. But the inscription Eliot made for Queen's University's renown Hopkins scholar asks more questions than it answers. What brought both Eliot and MacKenzie to Durban in 1954 and what occasioned their meeting?

Modernist Aesthetics

Léon Spilliaert (1881–1946), Femme en pied (c. 1902). Pen and India Ink, brush and wash on paper. Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Bruxelles.

What I'm Reading

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August 31st 2016
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August 31st 2016

I’ll read what she’s reading

As someone who reads (and thinks and writes about) books for a living, I have always got a lot of things in my reading pile (and my to-read pile). This page is meant to promote some of the books I’m reading right now. From time to time, on Twitter, I’ll tweet about what I’m reading using the hashtag #booksbeforebed; those are the ones I savour the most.

August 31st 2016