Empire (Vol 2, No 1)

$39.00 US & Rest of the World

Contents

  • Tim Robinson on the death of Irish placenames
  • Susan Sontag on literature as freedom and the emergence of American empire
  • An excerpt from Brian Friel’s new play
  • New fiction by Robin Glendinning and Askold Melnyczuk
  • “Zen Wisdom” poems from Vietnam
  • Essays by Chris Arthur, Gerald Dawe, Fred Marchant and Gabriel Rosenstock
  • New poems from Paul Muldoon, Sarah Maguire,Charles Wright, Moya Cannon, Gary Allen & Michael Hamburger
  • PLUS: “Landscapes of Absence”, a remarkable photographic portfolio by Paul Seawright

plus much more…

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Quote from the Back Cover

“One task of literature is to formulate questions and construct counter-statements to the reigning pieties. And even when art is not oppositional, the arts gravitate toward contrariness. Literature is dialogue; responsiveness. Literature might be described as the history of human responsiveness to what is alive and what is moribund as cultures evolve and interact with one another.”

from “Literature as Freedom” by Susan Sontag