Posts Tagged ‘Authors Take Sides’
March 2, 2014 by Lydia Syson
The Spanish Civil War ‘gripped the imagination of a generation’, said Valentine Cunningham this weekend at Taking Sides: Artists and Writers on the Spanish Civil War. To judge from the huge and variously-aged turnout at the event, not to mention the responses I’ve had from young readers of my own novel on the subject, it will continue to do so for several generations to come. keep reading
Category Blog | Tags: A WORLD BETWEEN US, Andre Friedman, Art, artists, Authors Take Sides, Carmen Herrero, culture, Gerda Pohorylle, Gerda Taro, IBMT, John Cornford, Len Crome, Richard Baxell, Robert Capa, Spanish Civil War, The Mexican Suitcase, Valentine Cunningham
January 26, 2014 by Lydia Syson
Who is this glorious woman?
If you saw the recent production of The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic in London you’ll be interested in her involvement in the campaigns on both sides of the Atlantic to free these nine young black men falsely charged with raping two white women on a freight train in Alabama in 1931. The dazzlingly beautiful, taboo-breaking daughter of a British shipping magnate, Nancy Cunard started her career as a journalist with the Associated Negro Press (ANP), but she was also a poet, political activist and a publisher. Charismatic and idealistic, she clearly had a genius for motivating the radical intellectual circles, black and white, in which she largely moved. keep reading
Category Blog | Tags: ANP, Auden, Authors Take Sides, Eric Hobsbawm, Geoffrey Grigson, Len Crome Lecture, Lois Gordon, Marcus Garvey, Nancy Cunard, Negro, Pablo Neruda, Poets of the World, poets war, Scottsboro Boys