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Course notices, news and Bob’s occasional divagations
(always wanted a chance to use that word)
My author-copies of A Far Light have arrived. I’m forgiving myself for looking a little smug here. If not now, when?
The first thirty-odd pages of A Far Light are now available on the Camridge Scholars Publishing. A Far Lite, if you like! Anyhow, if you’re at all curious, you can now have a sticky-beak by following this link: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/63303
My existence continues to resonate in further layers of (un-? quasi-?) reality. Take your pick: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001K7RT1K They can’t yet show A Far Light ’cause it’s not yet officially published, so all you get is a few pics and my very … Continue reading
Cambridge Scholars Publishing has just sent me a proof of my Beowulf-book’s dust jacket design. A long way to go yet: galley-proofs and indexing still to get through, but for now I can, briefly, put my feet up and feel accomplished.
I wrote this a while ago, and Arena Magazine published it last year, while I was in hospital recovering from my surgery. A pointless squawk, on the one hand, given how things continue to deteriorate in the corporatised university, but … Continue reading
Ishiguro The Buried Giant Review I was recently asked to review Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel for Arena Magazine. Here is the result. A few issues previously I reviewed Paul Kingsnorth’s The Wake, a far less happy affair. So you … Continue reading
Health issues have arisen for me (not too serious, but not negligible) that have unsettled the scheduling of the remaining courses for this year. Until I know more, I would ask that no one transfer any fees to my account … Continue reading
The current issue for April, 2015 (no. 135) has published three recent poems of mine. Since I first began writing bad knock-offs of T.S. Eliot and W.B. Yeats in my late teens, it’s been a very long road indeed. But … Continue reading
Arena Magazine has just published another essay of mine, titled ‘Humility’. Apart from my scribbles, there’s a lot of excellent writing in this issue (no. 134), so it’s well worth a look. Humility