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How convincing is Anatol Lieven's perspective that 'if we are to prevail against climate change, we must adopt a Chinese perspective and concentrate on the long term', building a form of 'nationalist siege state'?
@malloch_brown weighs up the arguments.
'She must pretend to be a walking companion, observe without being noticed and paint the subject from memory, in secret. It's a superb metaphor for the female artist, hidden from history.'
@nclarke14 ponders the resonance of 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'.
'And there in the evening the bride and the gamekeeper
Wait with their faces averted, wait
For the signal to shift and the lamp to glow red
And a train to arrive, but not yet and not yet.'
'It Says Here', from Sean O'Brien's upcoming collection.