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Of Clerking And Of Slaughtering (Alasdair Gray, ‘Lanark’)

Nicola Sturgeon wants Scottish legislation by Scottish MPs. A rightful request, given the political fissure caused by the not-inconsiderably close result in the 2014 independence referendum. Given the iron-clad confidence of the SNP’s political swaggering since, you might be mistaken … Continue reading

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Dealey Plaza Has Since Become a Minor Sexual Nuisance Area (J. G. Ballard, ‘The Atrocity Exhibition’)

1. GROUND ZERO The Atrocity Exhibition is “the story cycle that stands at the ground zero of his explosive body of work”, proclaims writer Will Self of Ballard’s short but incendiary novel of micro-novels, through the dusty laptop screen, towards … Continue reading

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