Authors Posts by Isaac Goodwin

Isaac Goodwin


Milestones: Prohibition

Isaac Goodwin explores the lasting effects of America's successful temperance movement

Review: Pitcairn

Isaac Goodwin finds these mutineers to be lacking in originality and excitement

Human beauty: Maybe it’s all about the numbers

Isaac Goodwin explores the ideals of physical perfection and mathemical proportions

Butt-plugs aren’t as edgy as they were

Isaac Goodwin hates Paul McCarthy and his provocative artworks

Milestones: Sin

Isaac Goodwin looks at the origins of our concept of sin

Interview: Esarhaddon

Isaac Goodwin talks to director Lucy Wood about the new Assyrian play, on at the Simpkins Lee theatre on Wednesday 29th October

The contrary states of the human condition

Isaac Goodwin explores the themes of conflict and cohesion in the works of William Blake

Milestones: The Bohemian Myth

Isaac Goodwin looks at the rise of the ramshackle artist

Failed Novelists: the epitome of unselfconscious cool

Isaac Goodwin and Joel Nelson talk anthologies and collaborations with the Failed Novelists President

Loading the Canon: Flashman

Cherwell's weekly call for new additions to the literary establishment highlights George MacDonald Frazer's loveable rogue


The Spotify syndicate

We should be wary of Spotify's control over the music we listen to

‘Beneath the music from a farther room’

This potential for interaction between artist and audience is a phenomenon of the modern era

Strange creatures: monstrosity in Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis’

The world of literature is abundant with monsters: physical monsters, psychological monsters, benevolent monsters, evil monsters. However, there is hardly a monster as puzzling...

Should Philip Green have been named and shamed?

This follows Lord Hain naming Sir Philip Green in Parliament as the businessman accused of harassment

Why are you wearing a poppy?

Making Remembrance Day the default undermines its purpose