October 2013

ONLINE ISSUE

This online issue features an interview with writer and filmmaker Chris Petit on driving, drifting and his new project The Museum of Loneliness. 'It’s hard to imagine now but there was a time when getting one’s driving licence was the start of a certain kind of irresponsibility,' says the artist. 'I remember thinking when I got mine, "This is the last time I’m going to let anyone test me."' Also online this month, Michael Sayeau argues that analysing 'why Žižek has become the world’s favourite radical thinker can help us to understand both what is wrong with our intellectual situation and some of the impediments limiting the progress of this disunited worldwide movement for change.' The White Review's editors welcome responses to this piece, the first in an ongoing series of essays on the state of the Left today. This issue also features a review of the Tate Britain's 'Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm' show by Joe Moshenska; Jess Cotton on dissent within the military as seen through the work of Jo Metson Scott and Akram Zaatari (whose work featured at Venice this year); and an interview with Nick Goss, one Britain's most feted young painters, whose painting 'Dancing Under the Lindens' is above. We are also thrilled to be publishing a short story, 'Last Supper in Seduction City', by Mexican author Alvaro Enrigue, in which a successful chef recounts a trip home to Mexico City; André Naffis-Sahely on his participation in Breyten Breytenbach's literary festival in Stellenbosch, a reflection on both contemporary poetry and South Africa; and two poems, 'Steam' and 'Transylvania', by Jon Stone.

ISSUE CONTENTS





Art

October 2013

At the Tate Britain: Art Under Attack

Features

October 2013

The Good Soldier




Poetry

October 2013

Steam

Poetry

October 2013

Transylvania