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ISSUE TEN  |   SUMMER 2016

RUSSIAN SYMBOLISM

ALEXANDER BLOK'S 'MYSTIC

SUMMER'

The summer of 1901 turned out to be a pivotal moment in Blok’s development as a poet.

MUSIC

RIDE 'EM, COWBOY!

More music from the soundtrack of a Spaghetti Western that does not exist. This one’s more Morricone than Ennio himself!

LEAVE ME ALONE

Another slice of snarling sixties garage from the dusty corners of my imaginary record collection.

 

DETECTIVE FICTION

THE RIVALS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

Giant green spider, anyone? A great deal of late Victorian and Edwardian crime fiction was simply too bizarre—and contrived—for its own good.

POSER

DR WATSON'S MENAGE A TROIS

Holmes and Watson in a violent diasagreement over Mrs Hudson? Whatever’s going on?

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