Category Archives: Feature

Feature: Reading Jeremy Fernando

  By Jeremy Fernando… If writing is of the order of death, and reading is the order of life — or a reviving, resuscitation, even necromancy — then the question that is opened is: what happens in-between? Or, perhaps more

Feature: Reading Jeremy Fernando

  By Jeremy Fernando… If writing is of the order of death, and reading is the order of life — or a reviving, resuscitation, even necromancy — then the question that is opened is: what happens in-between? Or, perhaps more

Feature: The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien

There have been many attempts at anthologizing the works of Brian O’Nolan. Most of the anthologies collect the work of O’Nolan as a newspaper man – The Best of Myles, Further Cuttings from Cruiskeen Lawn and The Hair of Dogma,

Feature: The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien

There have been many attempts at anthologizing the works of Brian O’Nolan. Most of the anthologies collect the work of O’Nolan as a newspaper man – The Best of Myles, Further Cuttings from Cruiskeen Lawn and The Hair of Dogma,

BDSM goes to college, but doesn’t enrol in Camille Paglia’s class

No longer only the province of psychiatrists and pornographers, BDSM (Bondage and Discipline/Domination and Submission/Sadomasochism) is a burgeoning subject for sexuality studies. This interest is warranted. Sadomasochism is deeply ingrained culturally, with binary-gendered character types deriving from early twentieth-century sexological

BDSM goes to college, but doesn’t enrol in Camille Paglia’s class

No longer only the province of psychiatrists and pornographers, BDSM (Bondage and Discipline/Domination and Submission/Sadomasochism) is a burgeoning subject for sexuality studies. This interest is warranted. Sadomasochism is deeply ingrained culturally, with binary-gendered character types deriving from early twentieth-century sexological

Why you should read: The Map and the Territory

Michael Kearney drinks in the multifaceted cartography of Michel Houellebecq’s making (you have to let your brain absorb all of the elements of the parenthetical setting in one go). By What Hodological Map Should I Read This? I was reading

Why you should read: The Map and the Territory

Michael Kearney drinks in the multifaceted cartography of Michel Houellebecq’s making (you have to let your brain absorb all of the elements of the parenthetical setting in one go). By What Hodological Map Should I Read This? I was reading

Why you should read: The Importance of Being Earnest

W!ld Rice Singapore’s 2013 staging of Oscar Wilde’s classic play got the Singapore Review of Book‘s Jeremy Fernando thinking about being nice to colleagues. On being too earnest… There is nothing more annoying than a colleague demonstrating that (s)he is

Why you should read: The Importance of Being Earnest

W!ld Rice Singapore’s 2013 staging of Oscar Wilde’s classic play got the Singapore Review of Book‘s Jeremy Fernando thinking about being nice to colleagues. On being too earnest… There is nothing more annoying than a colleague demonstrating that (s)he is

Why you should read: The Twilight Saga

With the cinematic end of the vampire series in sight, the Singapore Review of Book‘s intrepid Jeremy Fernando suggests that, despite the general cynicism of its detractors, there are crucial lessons to be learnt from the fifty shades of pale.

Why you should read: The Twilight Saga

With the cinematic end of the vampire series in sight, the Singapore Review of Book‘s intrepid Jeremy Fernando suggests that, despite the general cynicism of its detractors, there are crucial lessons to be learnt from the fifty shades of pale.

Why you should read: Plato’s Phaedrus

In this piece, Jeremy Fernando argues that, instead of going to a dating coach, or reading a self-help book from a ‘pick up artist’, one should go to the master himself–Socrates–and in particular his teachings from Plato’s Phaedrus. Is that

Why you should read: Plato’s Phaedrus

In this piece, Jeremy Fernando argues that, instead of going to a dating coach, or reading a self-help book from a ‘pick up artist’, one should go to the master himself–Socrates–and in particular his teachings from Plato’s Phaedrus. Is that