Author Archives: Hugh Barnes

Hamid Ismailov’s A Poet and Bin Laden

In Place of a Preface to Hamid Ismailov’s ‘novel on terror’ Preface to A Poet and Bin Laden By Hamid Ismailov Buy the book at A Poet and Bin Laden, also Hamid’s other books Read Varsity’s interview with Hamid at … Continue reading

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A New Tax on the Counter-Earth

Michael Barnes reads ‘A New Tax on the Counter-Earth’ by J. H. Prynne

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Three Hours Between Planes

Congrats to Antony Easton! Three Hours Between Planes, which we wrote (and he directed), wins Best Short Film International at the North Hollywood CineFest. See VIDEO of Lisa Edelstein and James Le Gros accepting the NoHoCineFest award.

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The Fountain of Bakhchisaray

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Kveen

bbc.co.uk/russian/uk/2012/06/120529_russia_and_queen.shtml A Russian visitor to the English court in Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando, which is set during the reign of the first Elizabeth, sits down at a royal banquet and asks disbelievingly, “Is that figure of fun at the end … Continue reading

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George Blake, past and present

The Last Man

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If Winter Comes

In the Russian soul it’s always winter, as the saying goes. Much of Russian literature too exists in a state of hibernation. It’s a survival strategy, as in nature, a way of adapting to adverse weather conditions. But the good … Continue reading

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