The story of an unlikely friendship in a concentration camp perhaps requires a leap of faith too far, says SUSAN DARLINGTON
Wednesday 20th Sep 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
by Michael Pedersen
SCOT Michael Pedersen is a gifted poet and Oyster finds him on fine, free-wheeling form, effortlessly shifting gears and tone. He packs a lot into 120 pages,...
Science fiction round-up with Mat Coward
At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me (Glitterbeat)
THE EVER-exploratory Glitterbeat label have unearthed another gem with this album of Saze music from the mountains of southern Albania.
Tuesday 19th Sep 2017
Alexis Stenfors’s account of losing £379m on the derivatives market says much about the rotten core of capitalism, says JOE GILL
Monday 18th Sep 2017
Optimism Over Despair
by CJ Polychroniou and Noam Chomsky (Penguin, £6)
IF YOU’VE never read any of Noam Chomsky’s astute analyses of capitalism, empire and the state of our planet then Optimism Over Despair, a collection of...
The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy’s National Shame
by Ian Campbell (Hurst, £24)
ON FEBRUARY 19, 1937, less than a year after the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, resistance fighters threw hand grenades at members of the fascist Italian...
Steve Dilworth’s extraordinary transformations of found objects are enigmatic and transcendental, says MICHAL BONCZA
Saturday 16th Sep 2017
Sadler’s Wells Theatre London EC1
WHAT does it feel like to confront the brink of the abyss or be trapped at the heart of an unfolding crisis?
Those are the questions addressed by...
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir
Barbican Centre, London EC2
STEPHIN MERRITT, the man behind boundary-pushing US indie group The Magnetic Fields, has just released a five-disc album of 50 songs representing...