Archive for the ‘Issue 5’ Category

New work by Jonathan Dunne to be included in Interlitq’s English Writers 4

Jonathan Dunne

Jonathan Dunne

New work by Jonathan Dunne, UK poet, literary translator and publisher, and  a contributor to Issue 5 of Interlitq, and Interlitq‘s English Writers 1, will be published in Interlitq‘s English Writers 4.

“Samuel Butler, for instance, remarks that if you write for posterity you are bound to be misunderstood in the present”: Gillian Beer

Dame Gillian Beer

Dame Gillian Beer

In her essay “Imagining posterity, then and now”. published in Issue 5 of InterlitqDame Gillian Beer, the literary critic who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, states with regard to Samuel Butler, the English author who died today in history, 18 June, 1902:

“The nineteenth-century awkwardly prophetic writer Samuel Butler, for instance, remarks that if you write for posterity you are bound to be misunderstood in the present. In writing for posterity you may be writing solely for yourself. The notion of posterity justifies what is simply an ideolect. Your peers can’t challenge posterity. The artist, or the politician, can claim renown, delayed. So ‘posterity’ has been an important trope for poets since the Renaissance and in the Romantic period. It can be boast or defence.”

Stanley Wells discusses his favourite performances of work by William Shakespeare

Professor Stanley Wells, a contributor to Issue 5 of Interlitq

Professor Stanley Wells, a contributor to Issue 5 of Interlitq

Video: Stanley Wells, who contributed to Issue 5 of Interlitq, discusses his favourite performances of work by William Shakespeare, the English playwright and poet who died today in history, 23 April, 1616.

Interlitq wishes Jonathan Dunne many happy returns of his birthday today: 02 April

Jonathan Dunne

Jonathan Dunne

The Editorial Board of Interlitq wishes Jonathan Dunne, UK poet, literary translator and publisher, and  a contributor to Issue 5 of Interlitq, many happy returns of his birthday today: 02 April.

 

 

Interlitq wishes Andrew Motion many happy returns of his birthday today, 26 October

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion

The Editorial Board of Interlitq wishes Sir Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate who contributed an example of his poetry to Issue 5 of Interlitq, many happy returns of his birthday today, 26 October.