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Copyright © 1995/2001
The Richmond Review

Publisher: Steven Kelly
London: Geoff Mulligan
New York: Jason Starr
Features: Liz Rowlinson
Reviews: Sara Rance
Travel: Helena Smith
Poetry: Mike Bradshaw
Philosophy: Polly Rance

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IN THE LIBRARY

POETRY (Richmond Review)
Three Poems by Paisley Rekdal
According to The Village Voice, Paisley Rekdal's poetry is "simultaneously more sexual and more scientific than her searing meditations on race" - find out for yourself... [More]

ESSAY (Richmond Review)
The Revolution Ends at Dawn by Bruce Gatenby
'Human beings, it seems, have a natural disposition to belong to the herd. Christianity, Islam, Capitalism, Communism, Fascism, even Popular Culture would not exist otherwise. Neither would the contemporary curse of media-manipulated marketing and advertising...' [More]

ESSAY (Richmond Review)
Walking Meditation by Chris Arthur
'Keeping unthinkingly in step is surely at the root not just of modern Ulster's crisis but of that global indifference which allows so much to happen which should not...' [More]

POETRY (Richmond Review)
Five Poems by John Kinsella
New poetry and the poet in conversation with Michael Bradshaw

SHORT STORY (Richmond Review)
Pursuit by Georgette Heyer
A rare and uncollected short story by the incomparable Ms Heyer, courtesy of her estate

ESSAY (Richmond Review)
Eros by Tim Parks
'Eroticism has this in common with an addictive drug: that there is a coercive element to its pleasure with which part of us is in complicity, and part not...' [More]

ESSAY (Richmond Review)
Books, the Next Millennium by Tim Parks
'...it seems only right that books should be pushed more and more into those moments of travel or difficult defecation that people still don't quite know what to do with...'

SHORT STORY (Richmond Review)
Bookcruncher by Tibor Fischer
'...if he hadn't come up with the two book technique, simultaneously reading one book in his right hand and one book in his left, he wouldn't have got anywhere...'

SHORT STORY (Richmond Review)
The Cut Man by F.X. Toole
'...the best boxing short fiction ever written. F.X. Toole is the brilliant love child of Sonny Liston and a rabid pit bull...' (James Ellroy)

ESSAY (Richmond Review)
Globalization and the Devil by John J. Reilly
For a significant number of people, Fukuyama's millennium of internationalism, secularism and market economics is not just ill-advised but spiritually evil...

POETRY (Richmond Review)
Six Poems by Polly Clark
New poetry and an interview by Michael Bradshaw

SHORT STORY (Richmond Review)
Joe Laughed by James Kelman

ESSAY (Richmond Review)
The Furies of Irish Fiction by Julia O'Faolain

ESSAY (Richmond Review)
Rancour by Tim Parks

SHORT STORY (Richmond Review)
Lo and Behold by Frederic Raphael

SHORT STORY (Richmond Review)
Loop by Keith Ridgway

SHORT STORY (Richmond Review)
Shutting Darkness Down by James Sallis

FEATURE ITEMS

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
A Quick Chat with Paisley Rekdal
By David Remy
Regular RR contributor talks racial identity, cultural assimilation, and artistic pain with this month's featured poet
[More]

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
Further Hazards of the Writing Life by Bruce Gatenby
'my life is in the hands of what I call "the Malicious Gods": those trickster spirits who provide interesting experiences that lift you beyond your limited and circumscribed horizons - but exact a hefty personal cost in return for those experiences...' [More]

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
The Literary Web by Jason Gurley
'The Internet is becoming a massive publishing industry, one whose influence is booming and whose potential is barely scraped by the literary community and the public alike...' [More]

PHOTOGRAPHY (Richmond Review)
SUMO by Helmut Newton
'The only thing I care about is that they get my name right...'

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
Fouling the Nest by C. J. Schüler
'In Austria, any effort to promote an honest review of the country's wartime history still arouses violent resentment...' [More]

INTERVIEW (Richmond Review)
A Quick Chat with Vivien Kelly
'Vivien Kelly is quite unlike any other twenty-something novelist currently at work in the UK...' [More]

Vivien Kelly

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
Introduction to lifehouse by Pete Townshend
'Someone who used to be a really big rock star' introduces his playscript lifehouse, recently performed on BBC radio after 28 years in the writing

INTERVIEW (Richmond Review)
A Quick Chat with Daniel Woodrell
The author interviewed before he flew to London for the premiere of Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil - based on Woodrell's 1987 novel Woe to Live On

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
Aufstieg und Fall der Moderne
C.J. Schüler visits Weimar where an exhibition charting the rise and fall of modernism and including rarely-seen Nazi-era paintings is stirring up controversy

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
The birth of the beatnik by James Campbell
The Beats revisited in this brilliant new survey of a generation

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
Fifty years of Magnum by Russell Miller
'...becoming a member of Magnum is tantamount, in the rigour of the initiation, to joining a religious order...' [More]

INTERVIEW (Richmond Review)
A Quick Chat with Pagan Kennedy
'...Boston doesn't have much going for it but Chomsky's our boy...' [More]

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
Jonestown by Robert Templer
'Jones saw himself as so potent that he attributed defections from the group to his refusal to sleep with them...' [More]

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
Imagining Vietnam by Robert Templer
'...'Nam' is a steamy condensation of life in the Saigon of the 1960s with sex, drugs and a rock and roll soundtrack. It is bound up with images of war, the smell of napalm in the morning and a chirruping hooker patois...' [More]

FEATURE ITEM (Richmond Review)
The Queen of Whale Cay by Kate Summerscale
'It's a marvellous thing. If everybody had a Wadley there'd be less sadness in the world...' [More]

BOOK REVIEWS

Straight From The Fridge Dad by Max Décharné
'...exhaustive guide is perfect for the wannabe hipster and will slip neatly into the inside lining of any zoot suit...'
- Chris Wiegand

How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
'...the relationship of literary criticism to its object is one of perpetual failure to grasp the truth of its object...'
- Brian Dillon

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
'...reads like it was written in response to a creative writing teacher's demand for less metafictional frippery...'
- Brian Dillon

Atomised by Michel Houellebecq
'...the kind of novel that many of its liberal defenders will grit their teeth and declare "profoundly moral"...'
- Brian Dillon

Dreamland by Kevin Baker
'...the actual embodiment of that reviewer's cliché, the tour de force...'
- Amanda Jeremin Harris

I'm a Man: Sex, Gods and Rock'n'Roll by Ruth Padel
'...cut-price Calasso-isms and a shockingly banal retelling of the history of the music...'
- Brian Dillon

Equal Love by Peter Ho Davies
- James Wood

Ravelstein by Saul Bellow
- Chris Wood

The Big Blowdown by George P. Pelecanos
- Jason Starr

Bronson by Charles Bronson
- Chris Wood

The Auctioneer by Charles Fernyhough
- James Wood

Fork in the Road by Denis Hammill
- Jennifer Merk

The Book Of Revelation by Rupert Thompson
- Amanda Jeremin Harris

Mindgame by Yang-May Ooi
- James Wood

The Rum Diary by Hunter S Thompson
- Chris Wood

Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell
- Chris Wood

Tongue First by Emily Jenkins
- Amanda Jeremin Harris

Kant And The Platypus by Umberto Eco
- Amanda Jeremin Harris

Aquarius Descending by Martha C. Lawrence
- Jason Starr

Original Bliss by A L Kennedy
- James Diedrick

Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet by Jan Marsh
- Vivien Allen

Secrets Of The Flesh, A Life Of Colette by Judith Thurman
- Amanda Jeremin Harris

Lie in the Dark by Dan Fesperman
- James Diedrick

Auden by Richard Davenport-Hines
- Jerry Bass

Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco
- Robert Whitehouse

Undue Influence by Anita Brookner
- Robert Whitehouse

Ants on the Melon by Virginia Hamilton Adair
- Jerry Bass

Life Class by Jenny Newman
- Helena Mary Smith

Selected Writings by Richard Mabey
- Graham Dickson

The Spaces of Hope Ed. Peter Jay
- Polly Clark

Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice by A.S.Byatt
- James Diedrick

Bruce Chatwin by Nicholas Shakespeare
- Robert Whitehouse

The River Sound by W.S. Merwin
- Jerry Bass

One Finger Too Many by Alfred Brendel
- Jerry Bass

Several Deceptions by Jane Stevenson
- Robert Whitehouse

The Informer by Akimitsu Takagi
- Jason Starr

Yes We Have No by Nik Cohn
- Robert Whitehouse

Yes We Have No by Nik Cohn
- Graham Dickson

Waiting for the Ferry by Heather Buck
- Michael Bradshaw

Adultery & Other Diversions by Tim Parks
- Graham Dickson

The Silent Sentry by Chris Paling
- Robert Whitehouse

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