February 13, 2013 | Comments Off It’s impossible to choose a favorite thing in Jerusalem so far, but right now I believe it may be the Bulgarian feta with hyssop and sun-dried tomatoes that’s laid out every morning with the rest of our hotel’s immense breakfast spread. The skies at dusk are also spectacular — eerily Biblical, which, I keep remembering, makes sense.
How does Freud define the unheimlich (in his famous essay here )? The question is important – and we should be clear we know what it is asking: the question is not, what is Freud's definition, but rather how does he go about defining the word ? What is his method?
opinionated commentary on literary matters - from the complete review 30 March 2013 - Saturday Tom Stoppard on the Dark Side of the Moon | Sam Garrett Q & A Black Box review Tom Stoppard on the Dark Side of the Moon Tom Stoppard already took on Rock 'n' Roll (complete with Syd Barrett character), and now apparently, as the BBC and others report, Pink Floyd album inspires Sir Tom Stoppard radio play , as he's written a radio play for the 40th anniversary of the classic bestselling album, to air on BBC Radio 2 on 26 August. I'm marking my calendar .....
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader Anne Fadiman’s Ex Libris is another Book About Books for my ongoing reading project–the longest-running one on this blog. As I’ve noted before, I began reading this kind of book as a deliberate exploration of the genre (what do people say?) and now I am also always curious about voice (how do they say it?). Fadiman has lots [...]
De Nederlandse dichter Pieter Cornelis Boutens werd geboren in Middelburg op 20 februari 1870. Zie ook mijn blog van 20 februari 2007 en ook mijn blog van 20 februari 2008 en ook mijn blog van 20 februari 2009 en ook mijn blog van 20 februari 2010. Die man lijkt mij godengelijk te wezen,
This morning, amid a great thrum of imaginary fanfare, the Morning News Selection Committee unveils this year’s 16 contenders and judges for that battle royale of literary excellence, the Seventh Annual Tournament of Books presented by Field Notes , sponsored by Powell’s Books . The competition doesn’t begin until Monday, March 7, 2011, but today’s announcement will allow time for Tournament fans to begin reading so they can follow along with the blood sport. We’ll also let you know below how you can help determine the participants in this year’s Zombie Round. You know Field Notes , right? Makers of the Field Notes Brand memo books, steno books, and other handy products, made right here in the U.S.A.? Well, they have created a special, limited-edition Tournament of Books memo book (see picture above) that you can use to track your Rooster reading.
Ronald de Rooy − 22/01/11, 00:00 Turijn in de negentiende eeuw, waar Simonini opgroeit en jodenhaat bijgebracht krijgt van zijn opa. (Trouw) Umberto Eco is niet alleen een fervent verzamelaar van zeldzame boeken, ook als schrijver lijkt hij zijn verzamelwoede niet te kunnen of te willen onderdrukken. Met zijn nieuwe roman voegt hij weer een tijdperk toe aan de imposante collectie die hij met zijn historische romans al vergaarde.
Three Percent launched in the summer of 2007 with the lofty goal of becoming a destination for readers, editors, and translators interested in finding out about modern and contemporary international literature. The motivating force behind the website is the view that reading literature from other countries is vital to maintaining a vibrant book culture and to increasing the exchange of ideas among cultures. In this age of globalization, one of the best ways to preserve the uniqueness of cultures is through the translation and appreciation of international literary works. To remain among the world’s best educated readers, English speakers must have access to the world’s great literatures. It is a historical truism and will always remain the case that some of the best books ever written were written in a language other than English. Unfortunately, only about 3% of all books published in the United States are works in translation.
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By Josh Cook posted at 6:00 am on January 25, 2011 2 On page six of Andrei Codrescu’s , The Poetry Lesson , student Matt Borden tells the class about himself. He is heir to a milk fortune and his grandmother “was a personal friend of Queen Marie of Romania,” who is buried in a SALT-treaty-emptied missile silo along with all of her books and a “life-size bronze of Diana the Huntress.” Before this moment, one could believe that The Poetry Lesson “is a hilarious account of the first day of a creative writing course.”
For all you Murakami heads out there: It’s not yet listed on Amazon, but I’m all but certain this won’t be the full 3 volumes. And while you wait for Oct 25, might I suggest you read up a little about Murakami at The Quarterly Conversation . Among other things, we’ve got a nice guide to his short fiction , and two cool essays (including one by me ). You Might Also Like:
I find myself immensely and unexpectedly saddened today at the passing of Christopher Hitchens. We sat up late last night watching video clips on C-Span and Youtube, and downed a surprisingly tearful Lagavullin (neat) in his honor. It seemed the thing to do. In the light of day, I am trying to understand my intense emotional reaction to the news, reminiscent of what I felt when Tony Judt, another great thinker and writer I did not know, died too soon. And yet, like so many others, I felt as if I knew him. He was always essential reading, even when he infuriated me, as he did often.
A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the show's host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt. After 21 years, Bookworm has a new theme -- two, in fact! Replacing the familiar "You are a Human Animal," is "I Am A Bookworm," an original composition by the idiosyncratic rock-pop group, Sparks, At the end of the show, a second Sparks composition, "Where Would We Be Without Books." Curious? Check out the lyrics !