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This year’s RA Summer Exhibition tackles the all too relevant theme of ‘Climate’ with wit, imagination, humour, awe and urgency, writes our contributor Emily Walters.
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Lieke Marsman’s brilliantly ‘cool’ novel, The Opposite of a Person (translated by Sophie Collins), is at once a novel about love and language, people and the individual, nature and the ideas we wield over the natural world, writes Kathryn Cutler-MacKenzie.
Read More “The Essay, The Object and The Re-mix: de-centring the human in The Opposite of a Person by Lieke Marsman review”
During her daily walks, Sammy Weaver has found connection with birds, bats and lichen. Here, she considers how Covid-19 allows for friendship and kinship with those who are ‘more-than-human’.
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Rebecca Tamás’ essay collection, Strangers, is an ambitious, moving exploration of the human place in the natural world.
Read More “Strangers by Rebecca Tamás – a pertinent exploration of the eco-political landscape”
Writing of her own experiences of under water diving, Tilda Bowden describes a world of wonder beneath the surface of the sea by day, and its celestial transformation by night.
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Victoria Smith is captivated by Lanny, Max Porter’s long listed Booker Prize novel about the disappearance of a little boy from an English village. Here, Smith reviews the novel against Porter’s 2015 debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers.
Read More “Lanny by Max Porter – an astonishing novel rich in folklore, myth and the idioms of the English language”
William Henry Searle’s Threads is a call to order and serves to remind us of our material and spiritual reliance on the natural world. But is Searle’s encounter with nature relatable? asks our arts writer Gabriela Frost.
Read More “Threads by William Henry Searle – a rich and brilliant tapestry of nature’s wilds”