Grey Gowrie

A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney by Martin Gayford

29 October 2011 10:00 am

Like his contemporary and fellow Yorkshireman, Alan Bennett, whom he slightly resembles physically, David Hockney has been loved and admired…

Undoing the folded lie

2 January 2008 12:00 am

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Bells to St Wystan

22 February 2007 9:01 am

This week sees the centenary of the birth in York of W. H. Auden


5 October 2006 9:49 am


The higher slopes of Parnassus

24 August 2006 9:43 am

The Gallery Press, Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland, ‘August for the people and their favourite islands,’ wrote W. H.…

The sensuous recluse

12 March 2005 12:00 am

What in the world has happened to the culture of France? If you enter a room almost anywhere in the…

A celebration with a warning

5 February 2005 12:00 am

Geoffrey Hill publishes books in verse rather than collections of poems. This is admirable but presents a reviewer with problems.…

Zimmerman bound or unbound?

4 October 2003 12:00 am

What is going on here? What on earth is going on here? Christopher Ricks, the world’s leading critic of poetry…

For the union dead

19 July 2003 12:00 am

‘When I die,’ Robert Lowell told me, three days before he did die, in 1977, at the age of 60,…

Grand, ritzy and splendid

14 December 2002 12:00 am

A consolation of being an international foot-in-the-door man in the 1970s, albeit one selling Monets and Moores, not Hoovers, was…