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Chapman Issue 55-56

Issue: 55-56 - Modern Soviet Literature/ James Bridie

‘Recent Russian Writing’ by Peter France, ‘Recurrence in Russian History’, Rene Beermann, ‘The Theme of Guilt in Mandelshtam’ , J F Hendry, ‘Stalin in 1952’, Naomi Mitchison, ‘The Case of Yuli Markovich Daniel’ (maltreated by the authorities) – Riitta Pittman, Translations of Lermontev and Pushkin, Oleg Chukhontsev, Gennady Aygi, Martynov, Sosnora and Vosnesensky, Akhmatova, Gumilev, Iskander and Krasnikov by John MacDonald, Stephen Mulrine, Peter France, Edwin Morgan, John Heath Stubbs and Eugene Dubnov; In fiction, Gennadi Krasnikov makes ‘An Attempt at a Confession’, and Fazil Iskander ponders whether Policemen are in fact Wonderful. Feature on James Bridie: Maurice Fleming on ‘Dr Mavor and Mr Bridie’ (apologies to RLS), Alasdair Cameron on ‘Bridie: the Scottish Playwright’, Allen Wright reflects on ‘Kelvinside, Kirriemuir and the Kailyard’, Tony Paterson considers ‘Playwright as Impressario’, and Bridie’s son, Ronald Mavor, revisits his father. Previously-unknown pen and ink drawings by Sydney Goodsir Smith; Sorley MacLean’s The Cuillin Part VI Alan Armstrong and Tony Carty on progress in the Scottish Constitutional Convention; Poetry and fiction by Morelle Smith, George Gunn, Christopher Harvie, Pam Beasant, W N Herbert, Koert Linde, Gillian Ferguson &c 188 pp, 1989, ISBN-10: 0-906772-18-4 / ISBN-13: 978-0-906772-18-8 £8.00