Archive for October, 2013

In R J Dent’s Library – Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land

October 19, 2013

 

A look in R J Dent’s library at Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial and polemical science fiction classic – Stranger in a Strange Land.

 

 

 

In R J Dent’s Library – Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land

 

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R J Dent on Writing – getting work published

October 19, 2013

R J Dent gives some practical advice to aspiring writers, focusing on strategies for getting work published.

 

 

 

R J Dent on Writing – getting work published

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R J Dent on Writing – writing a novel

October 17, 2013

R J Dent gives practical advice to aspiring writers on ways to approach writing a novel.

 

 

 

R J Dent on Writing – writing a novel

 

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In R J Dent’s Library – Stevie Smith

October 16, 2013

A look in R J Dent’s library at the works (poetry, novels, articles, letters, short stories) of award-winning poet – Stevie Smith.

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In R J Dent’s Library – Peter Straub

October 15, 2013

A look in R J Dent’s library at the novels of a master horror and thriller writer – Peter Straub.

 

 

 

 

In R J Dent’s Library – Peter Straub

 

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In R J Dent’s Library – J.D. Salinger

October 14, 2013

A look in R J Dent’s library at the short stories and novels of reclusive author J.D. Salinger

(and a look at To Die For, the novel written by Salinger’s former partner, Joyce Maynard).

 

 

In R J Dent’s Library – J.D. Salinger

 

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In R J Dent’s Library – Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene

October 13, 2013

 

A look in R J Dent’s library at an epic poem of chivalry, romance and knighthood – Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene

 

 

 

 

 

In R J Dent’s Library – Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene

 

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In R J Dent’s Library – Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron

October 11, 2013

A look in R J Dent’s library at a 14th Century Italian literary masterpiece – Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron:

In R J Dent’s Library – Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron

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R J Dent on Writing: advice to aspiring writers

October 11, 2013

 

R J Dent gives some practical advice to aspiring writers:

 

 

R J Dent on Writing: advice to aspiring writers

 

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Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror translated by R J Dent

October 10, 2013
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Le Comte de Lautréamont’s seminal classic, The Songs of Maldoror (Les Chants de Maldoror) is now available in R J Dent’s modern English translation:

 

 

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Here is the Independent’s review of The Songs of Maldoror:

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/book-of-a-lifetime-les-chants-de-maldoror-by-the-comte-de-lautr-amont-1632973.html

 

 

R J Dent discusses his translation of Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror:

 

 

 

 

‘Lautréamont’s Songs of Maldoror [is] the black bible… almost the basic dream text of surrealism.’ J G Ballard 

 

 

R J Dent reads an extract from his translation of Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror:

 

 

 

 

The Songs of Maldoror is an enigma of redoubtable power.’ Jacques Derrida

 

 

A promotional book trailer for R J Dent’s modern English translation of Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror:

 

 

 

 

The Songs of Maldoror is ‘the expression of a revelation so complete it seems to exceed human potential.’ André Breton

 

 

R J Dent’s translation of The Songs of Maldoror is available from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Songs-Maldoror-Solar-Nocturnal/dp/0982046480

 

 

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