Authors Posts by Rose Sykes

Rose Sykes


Review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Rose Sykes is completely won over by this visually-striking, grown-up folk tale from Japan's Studio Ghibli

Alice Oswald talks about performance and public poetry

Rose Sykes meets the subject of her Fourth Week review, and discusses the poet’s role in modern society

Alice Oswald: the modern epic poet to rival Homer

Rose Sykes reflects on the influences and work of the next speaker in Keble’s Meet the Poet series

John Williams’ Stoner: ahead of its time

50 years on, Rose Sykes asks why this book was forgotten

The power of the book

In light of the proposed prison book ban being overturned, Rose Sykes examines the redemptive power ascribed to literature and its importance in the prison system

Review: Monkey Bars

Rose Sykes finds a lot to enjoy in Chris Goode's acclaimed play

Review: Hopelessly Devoted

Rose Sykes finds much to be admired in Kate Tempest's prison drama

Review: Ai Weiwei’s latest innovative exhibition

A juxtaposition of the old and the new at Blenheim Palace

Review: Laurence Clark: Moments of Instant Regret

Rose Sykes find this Edinburgh Preview hilariously close to the bone


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