Posted: 11 March 2011
The original Night and Day was a remarkable weekly magazine edited by Graham Greene and published by Chatto & Windus in 1937. Containing prose, reviews, commentary and cartoons, it was a testament to the creative output of its editors and contributors, and a mirror on the age.
Prompted by the desire to share some of the extraordinary new writing, and to celebrate the imprints' illustrious histories, Night and Day has been reinvigorated and reconceived for a new century, as it looks to establish itself once more as an irreverent but relevant literary magazine. Free and available to download from www.vintage-books.co.uk/nightandday, it will lovingly bring forth a wealth of talent in poetry, fiction and design, as well as the vagaries of publishing life and an enviable slice of literary heritage - delivered quarterly to a brand new readership.
Running with the theme of reinvention, highlights from the first issue include Zachary Mason's retelling of the story of Narcissus and Echo from Ovid's Metamorphoses, beguiling translations of Rilke by poet Paul Batchelor, Adam Thorpe on the pitfalls of translating Flaubert, original illustrations from exceptional new talent William Goldsmith, and a curious, compelling conversation between Ali Smith and Chloe Aridjis that takes in myth, magic and an inquisitive porcupine.
Source: Vintage Books
Categories: Poetry News