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Chapman Issue 100-1

Issue: 100-1 - A Party Between Two Covers! Centenary Issue Part 1 (of 3)

Chapman 100-1; A Party Between Two Covers! is the reaching of a milestone for Scotland’s Quality Literary Magazine – 100 issues, and a third of a century in continuous publication. Here are friends of Chapman, old and new, who have cooked up something special for its 100th issue. Angus Calder takes on the concept of Britain and forecasts its imminent demise; Ron Butlin sees Seneca moving into Edinburgh’s Southside; translations of Rilke and Derrida, and a discussion of Chapman’s evolution with revelations about inside arts council thinking past and present. Illustrations from Alasdair Gray, John Bellany and Gerry Mangan. Jack Vettriano is the Artist of the Issue. Often controversial but he has kindly allowed access to anything of his, including unpublished paintings. The magazine also reprints classic essays first published in Chapman 16; Norman MacCaig, Sorley MacLean, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Kathleen Raine and Tom Scott all answering three questions: what started you writing, what keeps you writing, and what is your relationship with Poetry and the Muse. Apart from MacLean’s, none of these unique, exceptionally insightful landmark essays have been published anywhere else. But the party doesn’t stop with this issue. There have been so many guests that the party continues with another double issue, (102-3) and the next (104). Collect the set! (All 3 Centenary issues (100-104) £25.00 inc p&p) Sept 2002, 144 pp, 215 x 150 mm, ISBN-10: 1-903700-05-1, ISBN-13: 978-1-903700-05-1 £11.55 inc p&p