Don DeLillo's America Don DeLillo's America - A Don DeLillo Site Coverage of author Don DeLillo on the web since 1996, last updated: 01-December-2014 The big novels: White Noise | Underworld | Libra | Mao II Popular links: What's New | Bibliography | Bio | Novels | Stories | Plays | Interviews | Events | Etc. Bolaño Inc. by Horacio Castellanos Moya Roberto Bolaño is being sold in the U.S. as the next Gabriel García Márquez, a darker, wilder, decidedly un-magical paragon of Latin American literature. But his former friend and fellow novelist, Horacio Castellanos Moya, isn’t buying it. I had told myself I wasn’t going to say or write anything more about Roberto Bolaño.
The University Bookman Review 21 April 2014 The Founders’ FounderW. Bradford Littlejohn Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. A Critical Edition with Modern Spelling by Richard Hooker, edited by Arthur Stephen McGrade. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. What is the Monkeysphere? "One death is a tragedy. One million deaths is a statistic." -Kevin Federline What do monkeys have to do with war, oppression, crime, racism and even e-mail spam?
Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat Visionary French filmmaker Chris Marker (1921–2012) created vivid film-essays that lace realism with science fiction and lyricism with politics. Changing his name, declining to be photographed or interviewed, Marker was both enigma and legend. His influence extends across art, experimental film and mainstream cinema: his 1962 masterpiece La Jetée was the basis of Terry Gilliam’s 1995 Twelve Monkeys. A photographer and director of 60 films, Marker was an inveterate traveller - his camera was his eye. His astonishing range of footage can encompass a temple in Tokyo devoted to cats to frozen flowers in a Siberian science station. Marker pictures our cultural rituals, ancient and modern – visiting a shrine, playing video games, protesting on the streets.
Enrico Fermi - Biography - Physicist, Scientist - Biography.com Physicist Enrico Fermi built the prototype of a nuclear reactor and worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bomb. Synopsis Born in Italy in 1901, Enrico Fermi's early research was in general relativity and quantum mechanics, but he soon focused on the newer field of nuclear physics. He won the Nobel Prize in 1938 for his work in radioactivity, allowing him to escape fascist Italy and settle in the United States.
Andrew Hodgson on Alexander Trocchi Alexander Trocchi by Andrew Hodgson Much is written of Alexander Trocchi’s “profound nihilism”. It is often argued that in his rejection and modification of language and narrative; work and reality (through taking heroin): he “willed death”; “willed to nothingness”. In his “serious novels” Young Adam (1954) and Cain’s Book (1960) amongst the detachment from other people; death; productive work; environment and the running maxims of disintegration of everything within and without the text; a nihilistic bent seems clear.
Book Beast Berlusconi’s So-Called Bunga-Bunga Life By Barbie Latza Nadeau In a new authorized biography, ‘My Way,’ there’s an ‘awestruck’ Putin, the sick joke he and Gaddafi made famous—and the Italian playboy PM who remains as slippery as ever. Keep Reading Books Did CIA Director Order the Hit on JFK? President Obama Would Choose to Fight the Horse-Sized Duck - Conor Friedersdorf The fact that he'd be less physically intimidated by 100 whinnying, duck-sized horses hardly matters. President Obama's handlers failed to alert their boss to the most clever question he was asked on Reddit in August: "Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?" Staffers with more Reddit savvy could've prepped an answer. Last autumn, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof had a quick response.
'Thrilling and prophetic': why film-maker Chris Marker's radical images influenced so many artists Chris Marker was a phantom, an escape artist, a shapeshifter. He told friends he came from Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Born in 1921 in a pleasant Parisian suburb, Christian-François Bouche-Villeneuve racked up many pseudonyms and monikers: Sandor Krasna, Jacopo Berenzi, Fritz Markassin. Early on, as if in anticipation of the new vocabularies and identities that would proliferate in the digital era, he signed himself Chris.Marker. Chris Marker A Grin Without a Cat Whitechapel Gallery, London E1 Starts 16 April Until 22 June Details: 020 7522 7888 Gallery website He rarely gave interviews and was happy to be represented by images of a cat.
Italian American Writers Association Our Mission The Italian American Writers Association was founded in 1991 to promote Italian American writing by encouraging its writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study. Its members include writers, readers, editors, publishers, agents, translators, teachers, scholars, and indeed all who are interested in the progress of Italian American writing. To promote the production, publication, reception, and study of Italian American writing, IAWA has formulated three rules. Read one another.
‘The Infatuations,’ by Javier Marías “They became almost obligatory. No, that’s the wrong word for something that gives one pleasure and a sense of peace. Perhaps they became a superstition; but, no, that’s not it either. . . . ” Marías has pointed out that the Latin root of the verb “to invent,” invenire, means to discover or find out. His special gift is to bring these two processes, inquiry and narration, into a conjunction, making things up as he discovers them and discovering them as he makes them up. He never works to a plan, and so his prose stays close to the thought processes of a writer working out what to say next and responding to what he has, perhaps mistakenly, just said.