PAUL SIMON recommends a memoir on the Palestinians’ plight following their expulsion from their homeland by the zionist state
Monday 22nd May 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou (Serpent’s Tail, £12.99)
THE BETTER to position an author on the bookshelves, it’s inevitable that a writer from the global south who catches the attention of readers in Europe and the US is framed by comparisons with...
Saturday 22nd Apr 2017
The Horses’s Arse
by Laura Gascoigne
(Clink Street, £8.99)
THE BEST thing about this book is its title, and even that is a retouched reference to Joyce Cary’s 1944 novel, a skit on the dodgy art...
Thursday 20th Apr 2017
Black: The Brilliance of a Non-Colour by Alain Badiou (Polity Books, £9.99)
“HUMANITY, as such, is colourless.” Alain Badiou ends this slim and quixotic volume of thoughts on the subject of blackness with a forceful plea for equality and a negation...
Thursday 9th Mar 2017
Paul Simon reviews a flawed account of a human cog in the first world war machine
Tuesday 7th Mar 2017
Mr Churchill's Driver: A Murderer's Story by Colin Farrington (Matador, £8.99)
COLIN FARRINGTON’S debut novel is a brilliantly constructed affair, replete with illusions and self-delusions.
Within a taut but flexible structure, the author recounts...
Wednesday 1st Mar 2017
Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imaginationby Giuseppe Cafiero(Clink Street Publishing, £13.75)
GIUSEPPE CAFIERO’S absurdist account of the life and works of Gustave Flaubert will be a delight, even for those...
Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
Splinterlandsby John Feffer(Haymarket Books, £10.99)
SPLINTERLANDS, an intriguing near-novella set in 2050, conjures a dystopian vision of a new barbaric age defined by conflict and confusion.
This is a...
Wednesday 25th Jan 2017
Star columnists run through what’s impressed them this year
Saturday 24th Dec 2016
Paul Simon reviews Rasmus by PJ Vanston (Matador, £8.99)
Wednesday 7th Dec 2016