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Mayakovsky: The hooligan communist
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Mayakovsky: The hooligan communist

Reading Volodya, a selection of Vladimir Mayakovsky’s poetry and prose, is a way of sharing the incendiary longing for revolt that fuelled the October Revolution of 1917 and sustained its revolutionary fervour until life was squeezed out of it by Stalin’s repressive regime.   Sean Sheehan   Mayakovsky writes with […]

My life in crime
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My life in crime

I have recently taken to pondering the might-have-beens of my life, the alternative futures, possible pathways, which events might have taken.   Steve Latham   Physicists theorise that there is not just one reality, but a multiverse of different versions of this one, producing an infinite number of parallel universes. […]

Memory journeys
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Memory journeys

The most famous memory journey is the one recorded by Proust “In search of lost times” when the narrator dips a madeleine into tea. The taste of the liquid and crumbs from the cake set off a memory journey that anchors his consciousness in the past.   Sean Sheehan   […]