Ian Hamilton in Conversation
with Dan Jacobson
the Lines, 2002. 196 pp.
A 30,000 word interview, in which
Hamilton talks about his upbringing, the growth of his love of
poetry, his work as an editor and reviewer, the trials and tribulations
of his various magazines, the poets whose work he championed,
the friends and enemies made along the way, his passion for football,
and much else besides. The book contains a comprehensive bibliography,
two uncollected poems and 25 pages of previously unpublished photographs.
Excerpts from Ian Hamilton
in Conversation with Dan Jacobson were published in the London
Review of Books as:
Muddy Fools.' London Review of Books 24.2 (14 January
London Review of Books 24.4 (21 February 2002): 22-28.
Don Swaim Interviews Ian Hamilton
Don Swaim interviewed Ian Hamilton
on two occasions, the first in 1982 upon the publication of Robert
Lowell and again in 1988 regarding In Search of J. D. Salinger.
Both interviews are available in .ram and .mp3 formats at the
Wired for Books website: http://wiredforbooks.org/ianhamilton/
Hamilton in Conversation with Peter Dale.' Agenda 31.2
(Summer 1993): 7-21.
Dark Horse Magazine
Gerry Cambridge interviewed Ian
Hamilton in The Dark Horse no.3 (1996): 34-43. The interview
is archived on Cambridge's website: http://www.gerrycambridge.com/prosepdf/hamilton3.pdf
'A Conversation with Ian Hamilton.'
American Poetry Review 7.5 (September-October 1978): 23-27.
'Weatherby, W. J. ' "The
24-Hour a Day Poet": Ian Hamilton Talks to W. J. Weatherby
about His Life of Robert Lowell.' The Guardian, 16 December
Stead, D. 'Guilty Five Times
a Week.' New York Times Book Review, May 1990: 2.
LeStage, Greg. 'Pick Me Flowers
for Vietnam.' Poetry Review 87.4 (1997): 28-32.
'Four Conversations: Thom Gunn,
Philip Larkin, Christopher Middleton and Charles Tomlinson.' London
Magazine 4.8 (4 November 1964): 64-85.
'A Conversation with Edgell Rickword.'
The Review 11-12 (August 1964): 17-21.
'A Conversation with Claud Cockburn.'
The Review 11-12 (August 1964): 51-53.
'A Conversation with Edward Upward.'
The Review 11-12 (August 1964): 65-67.
'A Conversation with James Reeves.'
The Review 11-12 (August 1964): 68-70.
'A Conversation with Geoffrey Grigson.'
The Review 22 (June 1970): 15-26.
'A Conversation with Stephen Spender.'
The Review 23 (September-November 1970): 19-32.
'A Conversation with Alan Ross.'
The Review 25 (Spring 1971): 39-50.
'A Conversation with Robert Lowell.'
The Review 25 (Summer 1971): 10-29; reprinted in Modern
Occasions 2.1 (Winter 1972): 28-48; reprinted in American
Poetry Review 7 (September-October 1978): 23-27; reprinted in
Robert Lowell: Interviews and Memoirs, edited by Jeffrey
Meyers, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988.
'Going Public.' The New Review
3.33 (December 1976): 31-37 [An interview with Clive James].
'Simon Gray in Conversation with
Ian Hamilton.' The New Review 3.34/35 (January-February 1977):
'Patricia Highsmith Talks to Ian
Hamilton.' The New Review 4.41 (August 1977): 31-36.
'Dan Jacobson Talks to Ian Hamilton.'
The New Review 4.43 (October 1977): 25-29.
'Melvyn Bragg Talks to Ian Hamilton.'
The New Review 4.44 (November 1977): 3-11.
'Goodbye to All That.' The New
Review, 4.48 (March 1978): 11-18 [An interview with Al Alvarez].
'Points of Departure.' The New
Review 5.2 (Autumn 1978): 9-21 [An interview with Ian McEwan];
reprinted in Conversations with Ian McEwan, edited by Ryan
Roberts (University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi,
'Without a Place: V.S. Naipaul
in Conversation with Ian Hamilton.' Times Literary Supplement,
7 July 1971: 897-898; reprinted as 'Without a Place: V.S. Naipaul
Interviewed'in Savacou: A Journal of the Caribbean Artists Movement
(1974): 9-10, 120-126; and reprinted under its original title in
Conversations with V. S. Naipaul, edited by Feroza Jussawalla.
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1997. 14-21.
'Ian Hamilton Talks to Philip Roth
about the Confusions of Life and Fiction.' The Sunday Times,
19 February 1984.
'Poet of Unhappiness.' 23 September
1984 [An interview with Peter Ackroyd].
'A Confusion of Realms: Interview
with Philip Roth.' Nation 240 (1985): 679-681.
'Triumph of the Downside.' The
Guardian, 20 February 1999 [An interview with, and profile of,