TLS – Machiavelli’s Utopia

  Sculpture of Machiavelli for the Uffizi © Adam Eastland/Alamy TLS - Machiavelli’s Utopia WILLIAM J. CONNELL “Machiavelli’s Utopia” might be thought to refer to a book which, like Utopia itself, never existed. Thomas More wrote Utopia; Niccolò Machiavelli did not. Machiavelli’s The Prince, moreover, is a book sometimes thought to describe a dystopia. All …

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Poem of the Week: ‘The Demon at the Walls of Time’ – TLS

"My job is to rattle the bars”, says the devil in the opening poem of Edwin Morgan’s sequence Demon (from his collection Cathures, 2002), something that Morgan himself was happy to do throughout his long career. He was born in 1920 and published his first collection of poems in 1952. It was his second – The Second Life (1968) – …

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