Nick Hammond

Nick Hammond, reader in French at Cambridge University, regularly writes reviews for The Times Literary Supplement and is a former member of the Birmingham Symphony Chorus under the baton of Simon Rattle. His most recent books are Denis Sanguin de Saint-Pavin: Poésies (Classiques Garnier), The Cambridge History of French Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2011, as co-editor) and Gossip, Sexuality and Scandal in France 1610-1715 (Peter Lang, 2011).

Sauvage

Wild Child

September 26, 2018 | By Nick Hammond | Film

We may all have had our fill of movies about a tart with a heart, but Sauvage is something different. The central character, Léo (Félix Maritaud), is a 22-year-old gay male prostitute who, despite being obliged to perform degrading acts … Read More

Tristan und Isolde

The Joys of Tragedy

September 19, 2018 | By Nick Hammond | Music

  Some might think that foregoing one of the final days of late-summer sunshine to spend over five hours cooped up in a theater watching Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde demonstrates either an admirable sense of duty or complete madness. … Read More