Mark Eitzel Hey Mr Ferryman (Merge Records) 3/5
ACCORDING to Mark Eitzel, frontman of critically acclaimed though sadly dormant San Francisco sadcore band American Music Club, his 10th solo album is about celebrating music, history, misogyny, gay pioneers, carpenters...
Tuesday 10th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Fear Not Shakespeare’s Tragedies: A Comprehensive Introduction by Jenny Farrell (Nuascealta, £10.88)
MORE than a mere introduction, Jenny Farrell’s book provides a comprehensive guide for all wishing to understand Shakespeare for pleasure or study and...
As the balance of forces in the Middle East shifts rapidly, a new Morning Star pamphlet on the region is a must-read, says KENNY COYLE
Monday 9th Jan 2017
Lenin’s Moscow by Alfred Rosmer (Haymarket Books, £16.99)
WRITTEN by French revolutionary syndicalist Alfred Rosmer, this is a fascinating first-hand account of the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution.
Rosmer became a communist after the...
Citizen Clem by John Bew (Riverrun, £30)
THIS excellent book from John Bew gives a comprehensive account of the life of Labour prime minister Clement Attlee from cradle to grave.
Attlee (1883-1967), who went from public school to Oxford, was set to...
TAYO ALUKO talks to Len Phelan about Just an Ordinary Lawyer, his show about the legal eagle and cricket buff who became Britain’s first black judge
Saturday 7th Jan 2017
Saint Joan Donmar,
THIS is a deeply intelligent and inspired production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan by Josie Rourke, beginning with a searing image of “The Maid of Orleans”...
You are the bed we’d
happily have slept in,
if only we’d managed to
but there was always a bit
So you forced us to spend
admiring the pictures
in the brochure
On the Road with Attila the Stockbroker
Star critics cherry-pick some of the best on offer in the weeks to come