Mental Bonfire

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Long before Freud, dreams occupied a uniquely problematic position in literature. They have traditionally been seen as embodying the raw unmediated material of literary creation, the pure clay of inspiration before words – too base or too sophisticated – mould the affective charge out of it. Dreams recounted in writing demonstrate the irreducible opposition between […]

Never a Bore

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

A straw poll suggests that although most people in this country have a hazy image of who Che Guevara was, they are only likely to have come across him in some combination of the following three manifestations. First, they may remember that he was the role model for Wolfie, the urban guerrilla of Tooting, played […]

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