Disjecta: This week's links

Rare photographs of John Coltrane on the updated official website


J. G. Ballard: Rick McGrath's Letter from London: The J. G. Ballard Memorial
William S. Burroughs: Mark Dery on Naked Lunch at Fifty
The Atlantic Online: Index of Literary Interviews
Samuel Beckett: Zadie Smith compares 50 Cent to Samuel Beckett
Book of the Year: The Guardian rounds up possible contenders

Philosophy & Critical Theory:

Friedrich Nietzsche: Review of Writings from the Early Notebooks
Karl Marx: Michael Doliner on the oft-quoted phrase, 'The first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.'


Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald, repackaged by Verve
John Coltrane: Avant Garde Jazz and the evolution of My Favourite Things
John Coltrane: The official website now online with photographs and multimedia
Blues: Desktop Blues, An interactive blues music soundboard
David Bowie: A 42 year old letter from David Bowie to his first American fan
Harvey Pekar: An archive of jazz reviews for the Austin Chronicle
Harvey Pekar: An archive of jazz reviews for Jazz Times


Francis Ford Coppola: Apocalypse Now! tops London critics 30th Anniversary poll


Will Self: On the UK National Lottery
Stewart Lee: The incomparable Stewart Lee interviewed in The Guardian