Journey to the End of the Day

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

In recent years the ‘Slow Food’ movement has worked hard to remind people of the simple pleasures of the kitchen: the leisurely putter of a stew on the hob rather than the frantic ping of a microwave; conversations around the table rather than attempts to juggle a burger and a mobile phone while walking down […]

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Bewitched

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Brian Copenhaver’s hefty anthology of some three-thousand-odd years of writing on magic is wide-ranging, bracingly independent-minded and deliciously erudite. The book is arranged in chronological order and divided into eleven sections, and it gathers together the better part of two hundred short texts – many of them freshly translated by Copenhaver, a professor of philosophy […]

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