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Zdenka Pregelj
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Big Game Hunter - Tony Judt
For a man who died more than four years ago, Tony Judt remains remarkably prolific. During his lifetime he built a well-deserved reputation as one of the most combative, clear-sighted and illuminating historians of his generation, crowned by  Postwar , his ...
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The sad story of Tolstoy’s favorite daughter
When you know the life story of Tolstoy's second daughter, Maria, you are particularly touched by her father’s words about her in a letter to his aunt, Alexandra Andreyevna: “The fifth, Masha is two years old, the one whose birth nearly cost Sonya her life....
When you know the life story of Tolstoy's second daughter, Maria, you are particularly touched by her father’s words about her in a letter to his aunt, Alexandra Andreyevna: “The fifth, Masha is two years old, the one whose ...
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The Promised Land: Erich Maria Remarque's unfinished final book
A dedicated reader of Erich Maria Remarque – if such a person still exists in the English-speaking world – will not get far into  The Promised Land  without experiencing a sense of déjà vu. In 1971, the year after Remarque died, his widow, the Hollywood act...
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The Principle of Her Art Was Joy - Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf left behind her twenty-six volumes written in her own hand: her diary, started in 1915, by death concluded in 1941. She did not write it regularly every day--"there are," says her husband, "sometimes entries daily for several days; more usual...
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The Other Tolstoy and the Book of Night
It seemed like sensational news to me. I’m not sure why it hasn’t become more of a high-profile issue in literary circles. I found it to be—in the words of Mary McCarthy’s awestruck review of Nabokov’s Pale Fire—“A bolt from the blue.” After all, this is a ...
It seemed like sensational news to me. I’m not sure why it hasn’t become more of a high-profile issue in literary circles. I found it to be—in the words of Mary McCarthy’s awestruck review of Nabokov’s Pale Fire—“A bolt from ...
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Mayakovsky: a Biography
'When I woke up Mayakovsky/ he was a lot more prompt,” complains the sun to the American poet Frank O’Hara in his poem “A True Account of Talking to the Sun on Fire Island”. The less-than-prompt O’Hara draws an ironic contrast between his own poetic persona...
'When I woke up Mayakovsky/ he was a lot more prompt,” complains the sun to the American poet Frank O’Hara in his poem “A True Account of Talking to the Sun on Fire Island”. The less-than-prompt O’Hara draws an ironic contras...
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W. H. Auden: “Poetry Makes Nothing Happen”
What responsibility does the artist have to society? Speaking at Amherst College in 1963, John F. Kennedy gave one answer to that perpetually nagging question. For a politician it was a highly unusual one, though perhaps less so then than now. “Society must...
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The Joyful, Gossipy and Absurd Private Life of Virginia Woolf
“I caused some slight argument with Leonard this morning by trying to cook my breakfast in bed. I believe, however, that the good sense of the proceeding will make it prevail; that is, if I can dispose of the eggshells.” (13 January 1915) So wrote Virginia ...
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Victor Serge: Midnight in the Century
About halfway through this novel, we find ourselves at the head of a queue for cigarettes in the no-horse town of Chernaya (or “black-waters”). It’s , essentially a penal colony. There are two other queues, for bread and kerosene, but, as the novel puts it:...
About halfway through this novel, we find ourselves at the head of a queue for cigarettes in the no-horse town of Chernaya (or “black-waters”). It’s , essentially a penal colony. There are two other queues, for bread and kero...
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Odysseus Abroad by Amit Chaudhuri
In what sense are Amit Chaudhuri’s plotless meditations novels? Nothing, after all, happens in them; pages are expended describing, in exquisite prose, the cursive curl of a letter, or someone dozing off. Written seemingly out of life, these books are beaut...
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'Nightwood,' A Hymn To The Dispossessed
Djuna Barnes 1930's, photo: Berenice Abbott The spring after I turned 24, I discovered  Nightwood   by Djuna Barnes, a slender, dense novel that I read with the aching intensity of a person possessed. It wasn't about my world — I had grown up in a small tow...
Djuna Barnes 1930's, photo: Berenice Abbott The spring after I turned 24, I discovered Nightwood by Djuna Barnes, a slender, dense novel that I read with the aching intensity of a person possessed. It wasn't about my world ...
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Retired English professor, who spent life working for TV
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