Sphere Of Influence

All concepts of good and bad, ugly or beautiful are just objects in the way of revelation.

—Stanley Spencer

Lucinda can’t read poetry. She’s good
Sort of, at novels, though. The words, you know,
Don’t sort of get in Lucinda’s way.
And then the story, well, you know, about
Real people, fall in love, like that, and all.
Sort of makes you think, Lucinda thinks.

—George Khairallah ‘Our Latest Master of the Arts’

Roger Wagner The Harvest is the End of the World and the Reapers are Angels (1984)

Roger Wagner The Harvest is the End of the World and the Reapers are Angels (1984)

Urs Luthi Self-Portrait

Urs Luthi Self-Portrait

Fragile as a moth and enduring as a star.

—Aileen Pippett on Virginia Woolf

Lonely people await their death there. No other adventure except love can make them turn their attention from this vigil.

—Marguerite Duras from Nocturnal Notations’, which appear in the appendices of Hiroshima Mon Amour

Nan Goldin Guido on the Deck, Venice (1998)

Nan Goldin Guido on the Deck, Venice (1998)

Roger Deakin’s notebooks

Roger Deakin’s notebooks

D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Frieda Lawrence and John Middleton Murry

D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Frieda Lawrence and John Middleton Murry