Rayner Heppenstall

Context N°18 by G. J. Buckell Rayner Heppenstall was many things during his lifetime: a poet, journalist, critic, translator, and broadcaster; a Catholic and an agnostic, a revolutionary and a reactionary, a pacifist and a soldier. Above all, he was Read on! →

Vol. V, #2 B.S. Johnson / Jean Rhys

B. S. Johnson, “Introduction to Aren’t You Rather Young to Be Writing Your Memoirs?“ B. S. Johnson, “Another Interruption: from Travelling People“ B. S. Johnson, “Everyone Knows Somebody Who’s Dead” Zulfikar Ghose, “Bryan” Nicolas Tredell, “Telling Life, Telling Death: The Read on! →



As innovative and abrasive as the very best of William Burroughs, Ann Quin’s Tripticks offers a scattered account of the narrator’s flight across a surreal American landscape, pursued by his “No. 1 X-wife” and her new lover. This masterpiece of… Read on! →



Three opens with the death of a young woman, identified only as S, possibly a suicide. Following her death, Ruth and Leonard—a middle-aged British couple whose marriage has devolved into pithy and bitter conversations—review the time S… Read on! →



A poetic book of voices, landscapes and the passing of time, Ann Quin’s finely wrought novel reflects the multiple meanings of the very word “passages.” Two characters move through the book—a woman in search of her brother, and her lover (a… Read on! →


Nelly’s Version

Nelly’s Version could be described as Eva Figes’s inventive reshaping of the pop psychological thriller. The story opens as Nelly Dean, a middle-aged woman suffering from amnesia, checks into a small-town hotel with a suitcase full of cash and… Read on! →



“A man called Berg, who changed his name to Greb, came to a seaside town intending to kill his father. . . .”

So begins Ann Quin’s first novel, which has been compared to the fiction of Samuel Beckett and Nathalie Sarraute. Against the backdrop of… Read on! →

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