Literature

Gauguin: The Other World

“May the day come when I’ll flee into the woods on an island in Oceania, there to live on stillness, ecstasy and art” dreamed Gauguin in Gauguin: The Other World. While this is both a dynamic and beautifully illustrated graphic novel,...

Blackwell’s Presents: What makes a book rare?

Bring Andrew Hunter a book from 1900 and he might scoff. Hunter, an antiquarian bookseller from Blackwell’s in Oxford’s Rare Books department, trades only truly old and rare books. His talk at Blackwell’s as part of the Rare Books Festival...

Crucifixion’s A Doddle

How much do you know about Jesus’s crucifixion? There was Jesus nailed to a big wooden cross next to two criminals also being crucified . . . right? According to Julian Doyle, editor of Monty Python’s Life of Brian, this common conception might...

Black Mass

Why, The Student, are you reviewing a non-fiction book that was released 17 years ago?’ you may ask. Because, dear reader, it was adapted into a Johnny Depp-starring blockbuster 18 months back, and has consequently and predictably been re-released...

Blackwell’s Presents: The Scottish Bothy Bible

Having published his book The Scottish Bothy Bible earlier this year, Geoff Allen gave a talk at Blackwell’s in Edinburgh last Thursday. Witty, personal and very informative, Geoff Allen provided a fascinating insight into the way in which he...

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