Icons October 2017
British War Poets: By the Pen and the Sword
With the October issue of The Rake celebrating British military heroes now on the stands, we raise a sombre toast to the literary heroes produced by the horrors of World War I.
Icons September 2016
A Man of Many Parts: Gabriele D’Annunzio
The Rake examines the life of Gabriele D’Annunzio: a raffish gent whose capacity for untrammelled theatrics was exceeded only by his yen for style — at least, when opting to…
Code September 2016
Why aren’t poets cool any more?
From Ancient Greece to post-War America via 18th Century England, lyrical masters have led intoxicating lives and exuded hip factor from every pore. What happened?