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Sharon Harper by Minna Proctor
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Long exposures in harsh climates, sunbursts, even skydiving—Sharon Harper’s dogged and sometimes daring working method lies somewhere in the midst of art, astronomy, and Outward Bound

Amos Gitai by Minna Proctor
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With his new film Kippur, eminent Israeli director Amos Gitai plunges into the chaos of war, its exhausting senselessness, its rupture.

Abbas Kiarostami’s The Wind Will Carry Us by Minna Proctor
Virginia Rodrigues’s Nós by Minna Proctor
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Virginia Rodrigues showcases a near-godly voice on her album Nós, evoking love, blind faith, and a reaching beyond the self.

Binnie Kirshenbaum’s Pure Poetry by Minna Proctor

Binnie Kirschenbaum’s formally structured novel is populated by ghosts, morbid neuroses, and wicked humor.

Jim Crace by Minna Proctor
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English novelist Jim Crace does not believe—with a devotion that at times resembles evangelical atheism. It is an interesting position he makes for himself, considering that his highly acclaimed 1997 novel, Quarantine , was in large part about Christ’s 40-day sojourn in the desert. 

Lucy Ellman’s Man or Mango? by Minna Proctor

My mother got to it before I did. An insatiable reader of anything remotely constituting serious literature, she rescued it from my tirelessly proliferating pile of “I’ve been meaning to…”

Angela Carter’s Shaking a Leg: Journalism and Writings by Minna Proctor

With scant exception, the writing of literary criticism is a balkanized art. 

Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful (La Vitá é Bella) by Minna Proctor
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In an early scene of Life is Beautiful, Guido (Benigni), an assimilated Jew, poses as a Fascist official in order to steal a moment with the woman he loves, and finds himself in the awkward position of having to expostulate on racial superiority to a room full of schoolchildren

Yoel Hoffmann’s Bernard, Katschen & The Book of Joseph by Minna Proctor
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Supplicating myself to a higher responsibility, I resist that most inadequate critical urge: to quote.

Rubem Fonseca’s Vast Emotions and Imperfect Thoughts translated by Clifford Landers by Minna Proctor
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Voices from Abroad: Baricco, Brizzi, Brussig, Darrieussecq, Nothamb by Minna Proctor

In “Multiplicity,” his last memo for the next millennium, Italo Calvino gives us a template for the encyclopedic novel: expansive, playful, difficult—successful metafiction.

Javier Marías’s A Heart So White by Minna Proctor
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Complicity through knowledge is at the center of Javier Marías’s award-winning Spanish novel. 

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