Review 17, July 2017



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In this issue:

Editorial: Gwen Davies Precision and Clarity

Reviews

• Linda Rhinehart on Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children\'s Fantasy: Idealization, Identity, Ideology (Dimitra Fimi, 2017) by Dimitri Fimi. Although the title of the book refers to 'children's' literature, many of the books Fimi analyses could more accurately be labelled as 'young adult' due to the inclusion of teenagers as protagonists.

• Suzannah V. Evans on Diary of the Last Man by Robert Minhinnick. His new poetry collection is a hymn to ‘this world’, as well as a warning about what might happen if we continue to abuse our natural surroundings.


• Ashley Owen on No Man\'s Land by Eula Bliss. This collection of essays, writes Ashley Owen, is a topical, frank, informed, lyrically poignant and at times deeply personal exploration of racial tension in the US

• Alice Vernon on The Sorrowful Putto of Prague - Webcomic by James Stafford. Webcomics have gained a great deal of popularity in recent years, partly because of their accessibility. New stories can be made immediately available, usually free of charge, to an international readership

• John Redmond on This is Not a Rescue by Emily Blewitt. Although poets rarely trumpet the fact, every book of poems - from Harmonium to Acrimony from The Nightfishing to Citizen - is a selfie.

• Dan Bradley on Three Japanese Novellas Dan Bradley reviews Slow Boat by Hideo Furukawa, Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki & Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami (all published by Pushkin)

• Ros Hudis on Welsh Folk Tales by Peter Stevenson. Ceredigion based Peter Stevenson is known for his activism as a story-teller and folk-lorist, and for his prolific and distinquished published work, which includes both collections of folk tales, and illustration.



Interview: Suzannah V Evans Interview with Joanne Limburg






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