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


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


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


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

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