2.8.10

Disjecta: This week's links

Your guide to this week's best cultural links
There Will Be Blood, shown as part of the Rolling Roadshow film festival

Literature:

Penguin Books celebrates 75 years
J. D. Salinger: A rare photograph of the reclusive American author, erm, putting on his socks
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Quoted on politics and personal vanity
Oxfam Used Books: Summer Sale begins
Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: A collection of their correspondence is published
Gabriel Josipovici: Criticism of British novelists, including Ian McEwan and Martin Amis
Gabriel Josipovici: New book, What Ever Happened to Modernism?
Jorge Luis Borges: Interview with Borges translator Suzanne Jill Levine on the writer's influence on Latin American fiction
Arthur Koestler: TLS reviews Michael Scammel's new biography
Virginia Woolf: James Wood on Virginia Woolf and the anxiety of influence
Jeanette Winterson: Lauren Elkin on how Winterson makes fiction
Christopher Hitchens on J. D. Salinger
Electric Literature: Issue 4 is out now

Philosophy & Critical Theory:

Jean-Paul Sartre: Routledge Critical Thinkers series
Jacques Derrida: Josh Cohen summarizes some of the central ideas of the late French philosopher

Theatre

Samuel Beckett: Michael Gambon's performance in Krapp's Last Tape moves from Dublin to London this September
William Shakespeare: Al Pacino's performance as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice moves to Broadway

Film & Television:

UK Film Council Axed
Samuel Beckett: Billie Whitelaw introduces a filmed performance of her role in Beckett's Not I
Rolling Roadshow Film Festival: Includes There Will Be Blood, The Blues Brothers, Rocky, RoboCop and more
Designing Mad Men
Mad Men Summer Reading List
Inception: Hans Zimmer discusses hidden patterns in his score for Christopher Nolan's recent blockbuster, Inception

Art & Design:

American Photography in Colour, 1939-1943
Otto Dix Exhibition

Etc.

Stewart Lee: An extract from the stand-up comedian's new book, How I Escaped My Certain Fate

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