Monthly Archives: February 2017

Winterreise — Andrew Foster-Williams, Christopher Gould and Mariele Neudecker — The Great Hall, Lancaster University

​(Originally posted on The Lunecy Review, 20 November 2009.) The high water mark of the second flowering of German Romanticism is the work of Franz Schubert, and in particular the song cycle Winterreise. Schubert’s setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Muller … Continue reading

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The Museum of Shadows and Reflections – Claire Dean

(Unsettling Wonder, 2017) Fantasy almost always admits to being Fantasy, always contains that moment of recognition of being story.  Fairytales are arguably more explicit on this point than other fantasies, being dependent on familiarity for affect.   Claire Dean’s stories … Continue reading

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