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31.1.10

Disjecta: This week's links


[Image: Albert Exergian's modernist TV poster for Twin Peaks]

This week has seen new developments in the world of the e-book: Apple has introduced the new iPad, while Amazon has fallen out with Macmillan publishers over retail prices. Jonathan Safran Foer promotes his new book, Eating Animals. A new art exhibition pays homage to the work of J. G. Ballard. And Martin Amis makes the provocative but questionable statement that J. M. Coetzee has 'no talent'. The deaths of historian Howard Zinner and writer J. D. Salinger have also loomed large in this week's headlines, and a selection of links have been included below.

Literature:

Philip Roth: In praise of phone books (and Philip Roth)
Jonathan Safran Foer: On his new book, Eating Animals
Will Self: An introduction to the Book of Revelation
Gabriel Josipovici: New story, 'Love Across the Borders'
J. M. Coetzee: Amis claims Coetzee has 'no talent'
J. G. Ballard: An art exhibition pays homage
Don DeLillo: On DeLillo's 'glacial aesthetic'
J. D. Salinger 1919-2010: More on A Piece of Monologue
Literary Journals: Are literary fiction magazines and journals in decline?
Bookshelves: Lee Rourke on building your own
Amazon/MacMillan: Amazon pulls Macmillan titles in e-book skirmish
Apple iPad: First review of new e-book reader
William Burroughs: John Coulthart on Burroughs The Movie

Philosophy & Critical Theory:

Jean Baudrillard: L'Espirit du Terrorisme
Slavoj Žižek: Welcome to the Desert of the Real
Fredric Jameson: The Dialectics of Disaster
Slavoj Žižek: The world according to Žižek
Jacques Lacan: Desire and the Interpretation of Desire in Hamlet
Howard Zinn 1922-2010: Renowned American historian

Music:

Bob Dylan: Dylan to perform at the White House
Krautrock: BBC documentary, 'Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany'

Television:

Art:

Harry Diamond 1924-2009: Photographer of Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon

Etc.:

Garry Kasparov: The Chess Master and the Computer
Holocaust Memorial Day

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