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New Light on the Magical Realist

New Light on the Magical Realist Dimitris Yeros photographing Gabriel García Márquez Dimitris Yeros, foreword by Edward Lucie-Smith, Bielefeld: Kerber, 2015, 136pps., 36 Euros, www.yeros.com Dimitris Yeros is a justly celebrated photographer and artist based in Athens. Edward Lucie-Smith is a highly-regarded … Continue reading

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Posturing, positioning and electioneering

Posturing, positioning and electioneering Derek Turner anticipates a possible transformation of the political landscape As the general election campaign limps into its last months, politicians have been working hard to sway what is expected to be an unusually unpredictable race. … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Dominatrix

The Rise of the Dominatrix  Derek Turner’s take on Charles Moore’s biography of  Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher: Not for Turning, Charles Moore, London: Allen Lane, 2013, 859 pp When Margaret Thatcher died last April, the obsequies were at times almost drowned out … Continue reading

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Conquest by other means

Conquest by other means Robert Henderson lauds Derek Turner’s latest novel Sea Changes, Derek Turner, Washington Summit Publishers, Washington, ISBN 978-1-59368-002-2, 2nd edition, 2014 The time is somewhere around the present: the place is England. Thirty-seven bodies wash-up on the … Continue reading

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Oblivion’s grace DEREK TURNER

Oblivion’s grace DEREK TURNER In the deadness of Dove Wing Mrs. Martindale waits – For a Balt with an assortment of jars. She’s a bird that has fallen, Crashed into this place, This carpeted cage without bars. Stunned into quiescence, … Continue reading

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Displays DEREK TURNER

Displays DEREK TURNER Black-brown stinking sty Rising green Camomile.   Bright Red Arrows fly – Great writings Scraped high.   This breathless July – Do these things Signify?  

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Testing for humanity – The Plague Dogs revisited DEREK TURNER

Testing for humanity The Plague Dogs (book 1977, film 1982) DEREK TURNER revisits an animal rights classic I came across by chance recently a DVD of The Plague Dogs, a 1982 animation of Richard Adams’ bestselling 1977 novel. I was … Continue reading

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Down Mexico way DEREK TURNER

Down Mexico way DEREK TURNER reads a fictional evocation of US-Mexican borderline personality disorder The Education of Hector Villa Chilton Williamson, Jr., Rockford, Illinois: Chronicles Press, 2012, pb. 208 “Roads fade out before you reach the line, And the signposts … Continue reading

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Journey into Guilt – Detour (1945)

Journey into guilt Detour (1945) The term film noir is loose and sometimes controversial, but for many people Detour could encapsulate the genre. It is American, it is shot in black-and-white, it is a thriller, and it focuses on a … Continue reading

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Modernity in a medieval city

Modernity in a medieval city Modern Masters in Print, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, until 30 March, admission free Just down the hill from the superb Lincoln Cathedral is the Usher Gallery, the rather unlikely setting for this peripatetic V&A exhibition, which … Continue reading

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