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
With his new film Kippur, eminent Israeli director Amos Gitai plunges into the chaos of war, its exhausting senselessness, its rupture.
Virginia Rodrigues showcases a near-godly voice on her album Nós, evoking love, blind faith, and a reaching beyond the self.
Binnie Kirschenbaum’s formally structured novel is populated by ghosts, morbid neuroses, and wicked humor.
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.
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…”
With scant exception, the writing of literary criticism is a balkanized art.
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
Supplicating myself to a higher responsibility, I resist that most inadequate critical urge: to quote.
In “Multiplicity,” his last memo for the next millennium, Italo Calvino gives us a template for the encyclopedic novel: expansive, playful, difficult—successful metafiction.