Two signed and dated copies of the Poems & Fragments of Alcaeus (Translated by R J Dent) are now available in the bookshop at the historic site of Pompeii in Italy. R J Dent visited the historic site in July … Continue reading →
R J Dent’s ‘Write On in Hastings’ author profile in the Hastings Independent … Continue reading →
R J Dent attended the Sheer Poetry reading event at Bookbuster bookshop, Queen’s Road, Hastings on Thursday 16th April. The event featured readings and poetry performances by a number of renowned poets. R J Dent read from a selection of his … Continue reading →
We holidayed in Dorset that year. When I say we, I mean me – Luke; my little sister – Beth; my father – Oliver; and my mother – Katherine. Our parents drove our estate car from our home in Brighton to our rented holiday home in Dorset on an overcast day. It took us nearly three hours to get there.Continue reading →
(Poems and prose-poems about the Rolling Stones)
by Jeremy Reed
with an introduction by R J Dent
How incarceration as a child affected JG Ballard’s fiction.
It wasn’t until the publication of his novel, Empire of the Sun – and its subsequent adaptation to film by Stephen Spielberg – that the literary world started to take notice of J.G. Ballard.Continue reading →
One of the frustrations, the challenges, the problems; probably the joys, of translating is choosing the correct idiom to translate into. Taking the words, sentences, phrases, lines, from the language of one country and translating them into the corresponding or equivalent language of another country is the type of work that can be done by almost anyone.Continue reading →
A study of Richard Bachman, Stephen King’s dead alter-ego.
It is now fairly common knowledge that best-selling horror novelist Stephen King sometimes uses the pseudonym Richard Bachman for publishing his novels. So far, the novels Rage, Roadwork, The LongContinue reading →
Even the most cursory glance will reveal some fundamental differences between the above two versions of the same poem. Robert Graves’ rewrite came about due to a number of flaws he felt existed in William Blake’s poem. He writes of these in ‘Tyger, Tyger’, an essay collected in The Crane Bag and Other Disputed Subjects. In the essay, Graves is particularly scathing of Blake’s tendency to mix hisContinue reading →
An article on plagiarism by R J Dent – based on a real incident.
Plagiarism may be a dirty word, but there’s always someone ready to steal it…Continue reading →