Neil Rathmell – writer

100+ essays on literary topics

Tag Archives: George Herbert

Marvell’s Garden

Spenser was twelve when Shakespeare was born, Shakespeare was eight when Donne was born, Donne was twenty-one when Herbert was born, Herbert was fifteen when Milton was born, Milton was … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

On the origin of Dylan Thomas

I awoke in the midsummer not to call night, in the white and walk of the morning. Dylan Thomas has such a distinctive voice that we assume he was born … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Laurie Lee

The poetry of Laurie Lee is not as well-known as it should be, unless Cider With Rosie counts as a poem, which at a stretch it might. His first volume … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary, 20 November 2013

Chris Campbell has done a better job of translating Molière’s Tartuffe than I did when, a long time ago, it was one of my set books for A level French. … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment