Patricio Pron Seeks His True Country through Writing
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was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1975. His father was a political journalist and his mother worked as an archivist. As a child he spent summers with his paternal grandparents who immigrated to Argentina from Turin, Italy. His maternal family was originally from Bern, Switzerland. By seventeen, Pron was writing for ..read more
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Kafka’s Passover, From the Desert to Canaan
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6M ago
is a new translation of Franz Kafka’s Journals by Ross Benjamin and his extensive notes open up a new chapter for readers in English who want to understand the inner life of Franz Kafka, a writer whose work has influenced many of the major writers of 20th and 21st century fiction as well as serious thinkers in fields as diverse as philosophy, history, and sociology ..read more
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Louise Brooks: Silent Muse
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6M ago
The fictional character at the heart of Jerome Charyn’s “Lulu in Love,” an excerpt from a forthcoming novel, was inspired by a real person, Louise Brooks. Today, this 1920s film star is best known for two things. The first is her iconic look. What defined her image was her sleek bobbed hair—a “black helmet” as critic Kenneth Tynan once put it. Brooks’ legend also rests on her role as Lulu in G.W. Pabst’s 1929 film, . Like her oft-copied haircut, Brooks’ memorable portrayal of Lulu has inspired more than fashion, including a handful of other films and film characters ..read more
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Marc Palmieri’s Struggle to Keep His Daughter Alive and Pursue His Art
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6M ago
Marc Palmieri is a professor, a writer, an actor, and even a baseball coach having once played for the Toronto Blue Jays. His plays, such as Waiting for the Host, Poor Fellas, have been performed not only in New York City but around the country. His script for was produced by Miramax and stars Jennifer Love Hewitt ..read more
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Salar Abdoh on Writing in and Outside of War Zones
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6M ago
Salar Abdoh is a novelist, essayist, and translator born in Tehran, Iran. He attended a boarding school in England before relocating to Los Angeles when his father left Iran for the United States following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Abdoh received his undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley and his Master's from the City College of New York, where now teaches creative writing ..read more
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Exploring Sara Ludy’s Virtual and Metaphysical Worlds through Her Art
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6M ago
For Sara Ludy, an American artist from Bluemont, a town in rural Virginia near the Appalachian Trail, the unknown, the unseen, and the ghostlike is what drives her creativity to those shadowy and unfamiliar territories. This is where questions and what she refers to as paranormal experiences, help gauge her sense of belonging while getting inside the virtual and the metaphysical worlds, touching on what Sara regards as “energy” that produces and shapes her works of art ..read more
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To an Unknown Little Girl (Excerpt)
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6M ago
Because I do not know you, I am writing to you through the newspaper. Indeed, as I consider the circumstances of our meeting, it becomes clear to me that I am writing to someone who no longer even exists or who does so only in the most shadowy sense ..read more
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Court of Last Opinion (Excerpt)
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6M ago
and from an impeachable source that we were a person. We were entitled to the privacy any other person could claim though you must claim it. It was news – ins and outs basically one could say confirmed by two former appellate judges consultant to the Firm not just on the law but on matters as various as blood and ingredient labeling and what is called hunting ..read more
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Borges’s Search for Averroes
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AT THE END OF A STORY he wrote about the greatest medieval commentator of Aristotle, Borges noted: The instant I stop believing in him, Averroes disappears ..read more
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