The Happy Reader Issue 19 is available now on loremnotipsum.com. For this issue’s cover, inimitable actress TILDA SWINTON talks to the novelist Deborah Levy. In this landmark conversation Tilda looks into both the past and the future, seeking out the contours of how encounters with the work of writers such as Virginia Woolf and Muriel Spark shaped her worldview. We are invited to eavesdrop on two cultural giants connecting through the time-honoured method of literary exchange.
The Book of the Season is THE ODYSSEY, a singable story of heroes and gods inhabiting the world’s first archipelago and the perfect read for slow summer journeys, outbound or inbound. Contributors include: Justin E. H. Smith, Rebecca May Johnson, Nicholas Jubber, Eliot Haworth, Jeremy Lewis, Sabine Mirlesse and Rob Doyle.
Discover The Happy Reader – Issue 19.
The magazine is centred on the concept of ‘precious print’, as embodied by Penguin Classics and Fantastic Man. It explores the myriad advantages of the printed word and image: beautiful typography, high dwell time, the matte charm of ink on paper, the calming luxury of being ‘offline’. The magazine is a design object in and of itself.
The Happy Reader is a unique magazine about reading for anyone who wishes to stay inspired, informed and entertained. With beautiful typography, the magazine is a design object which celebrates the pure pleasure of reading and the calming luxury of being offline. Each issue is split into two halves. The first half is an in-depth interview with a book fanatic and the second half gets under the skin of one classic work of literature. The concept of the magazine is excitingly simple: the first half is a long-form interview with a notable book fanatic and the second half explores one Penguin Classics title from an array of surprising and invigorating angles, through fashion, art, lifestyle, history, film and more. The Happy Reader is published four times per year. The magazine is centred on the concept of ‘precious print’, as embodied by Penguin Classics and Fantastic Man. It explores the myriad advantages of the printed word and image: beautiful typography, high dwell time, the matte charm of ink on paper, the calming luxury of being ‘offline’. The magazine is a design object in and of itself.
- The Interview: TILDA SWINTON by Deborah Levy — ‘I always think that becoming a performer has been my way of writing all these years’
- Added context
- Introduction: The truest fantasy by Seb Emina
- History: To hunt down Homer by Justin E. H. Smith — To find and eliminate him
- Food: A very old sausage by Rebecca May Johnson — Blood, fat and envy
- Op-ed: The popular one-eyed monster by Nicholas Jubber — Was the Cyclops unfairly treated?
- Theatre: An Odyssean event by Eliot Haworth — Adapting in Amsterdam
- Fashion: Trojan horsemen by Jeremy Lewis — An old trick with a new feature
- Material: Goodbye, sea silk by Sabine Mirlesse — You can’t buy it
- Intensely Searching
- Diary of a first read by Rob Doyle — Let’s do this
- Do it yourself
- Five crossword clues to which the answer is ‘The Odyssey’ by Daniel Levin Becker — The game is to work out why
- The Penguin Classics
- Full set
Details: The Happy Reader – Issue 19
64 pages, 24.5 × 17 cm, Softcover