Author Spotlight

Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson is visiting professor of English at University College London. He edited the Faber & Faber volume Schrader on Schrader, writes regularly for Sight & Sound, the Guardian, and the Sunday Times, and has published about twenty books, including Invisible Forms, Letters of Introduction, and The Language of Cinema. His forthcoming publications include a biography of the Victorian writer John Ruskin and a cultural history of moose.

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Mishima: Pen and Sword
The idea of self-fashioning—of deliberately taking the raw materials of one’s body and mind and transforming them into a work of art—has been with us at least since the Renaissance. Yet no one, not even Oscar Wilde, has so rigorously pursued th…

By Kevin Jackson