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Endeavour Press issues Kindle edition of Brian Inglis’s 1974 biography of Roger Casement

Brian Inglis

Neil Langdon Inglis, U. S. General Editor of Interlitq, and a contributor to Issues 18, 19, 20 and 21 of Interlitq and English Writers 1, English Writers 2 and English Writers 3, wishes to announce that Endeavour Press in London has issued a Kindle edition of his father Brian Inglis’s 1974 biography of Roger Casement, the Irish revolutionary executed for treason in 1916.  Sympathetic, but in no way hagiographical, Inglis’s account explores all dimensions of Casement’s life–in particular, Casement’s unsparing investigations of the rubber trade in the Belgian Congo, and atrocities in Latin America.

Passionate but naive, a visionary lacking in sound judgment, Casement was devoted to the cause of Irish freedom, yet spent years as a willing servant of the British Crown–and ended his days disastrously as a supporter of the Kaiser. Inglis quotes at length from Casement’s “Black Diaries,” having concluded they were genuine and an indispensable source of insight into his subject. “Roger Casement” is widely regarded as one of the classic biographies of the 20th century.

Read Neil Langdon Inglis’s interview about his father, the author Brian Inglis.

Read Neil Langdon Inglis’s 3 question interview for Interlitq.

Neil Langdon Inglis to discuss William Tyndale in forthcoming Interlitq Featured Interview

Neil Langdon Inglis

1994 witnessed the quincentennial of the birth of William Tyndale (d. 1536), the first published English translator of the Bible, as well as the founding of The Tyndale Society, an association dedicated to honoring this great man’s life, work, and memory. U.S. General Editor, Neil Langdon Inglis has been actively involved with the Society since 1996, becoming chief book reviewer, and later editor, of the Tyndale Society Journal (TSJ). In this capacity, Neil L. Inglis has gained valuable insights into posterity’s treatment of historical figures.

Tyndale, unjustly and unfairly, has been overlooked, even as his nemesis Thomas More was revered as a Christ-like individual on an international scale. Yet not even More would have wanted Tyndale–in More’s eyes the chiefest threat to Christendom–to be relegated to footnotes. At last the wheel of fortune is redressing the balance between these two adversaries, thanks in part to the efforts of Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel, regarding whom Neil L. Inglis admits to a degree of ambivalence. In an upcoming Interlitq Featured Interview, Neil L. Inglis will discuss these and related issues in greater detail.

Wikipedia’s entry on William Tyndale.

If Ian Gibson could gaze at Lorca’s remains, he “would have a heart attack”

Natalia Junquera interviews Ian Gibson:

Q. The US journalist David Rieff has just published In Praise of Forgetting, a book that rejects the notion that keeping historical memory alive is a moral duty. Should Spain forget?

A. What do you gain by forgetting? You can forget when you know the whole truth. It can be faced because a long time has passed since 1936. The Civil War should be a study subject at all schools, and the dead should be dug out of the roadsides. This country’s right needs to admit that there was a holocaust here, instead of opposing exhumations. The Popular Party (PP) has acted in a vile way on this issue. [The Nationalists and their descendants] exhumed their own [victims], and denying others a dignified burial falls within the realm of sin. Lorca is a symbol for all that. Some people have said that I want my picture taken next to his skull, but the truth is that I could not bear to gaze at his remains, I would have a heart attack. What I want to know is where he is and what they did to him. And I will want to know this until the day I die.

France of Louis XIV/ Video

Louis XIV in 1673

France of Louis XIV/ Video.

Le fascisme en France – Henri Guillemin/ Audio

Henri Guillemin

Henri Guillemin

Le fascisme en France – Henri Guillemin/ Audio.