8.8.10

Disjecta: This week's links

Your guide to this week's best cultural links
Promotional poster for AMC's Mad Men

Literature:

Franz Kafka: Marmaduke, a comic-strip that illustrating extracts and aphorisms from Kafka's work
William Shakespeare: Howard Jacobson names Hamlet his Book of a Lifetime
Poetry Hardback Collections: Faber and Faber collaborate with British printmakers on a new series of poetry editions
Literary Last Words: The last words of writers including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Anton Chekhov, Franz Kafka, Samuel Johnson and more
Entitled Opinions: Stanford University's online radio show discussing life and literature
Thomas Bernhard: Three Percent reviews Prose, a recently-translated edition of Bernhard's work
J. G. Ballard: Tim Martin browses the recently donated manuscript archive at the British Library
The Next Village: Keith Ridgway supervises a series of works inspired by the Franz Kafka short story
Vladimir Nabokov: New Penguin editions of Nabokov's work
Bookworm: KCRW radio show discussing recent literature
Gabriel Josipovici: Bibliographic Blogger reviews Josipovici's 2001 memoir, A Life
Lydia Davis: On writing very short stories
Stewart Lee on Shelves and Collecting
James Joyce: 1920s footage of Joyce in Paris

Philosophy & Critical Theory:

Freud Museum London: A part-time curatorship at the Freud Museum has become available

Theatre

Samuel Beckett: Sean Mathias' successful London/Australia/New Zealand production of Waiting for Godot moves to Khayelitsha, South Africa

Film & Television:

Mad Men: Career tips from Don Draper. What's next? Marriage advice? A guide to healthy living?
Mad Men: New York Times surveys the language of AMC series, Mad Men
Mad Men Unbuttoned: A romp through 1960s America
Mad Men on Charlie Rose: Roundtable discussion with show creator Matthew Weiner, and actors Jon Hamm (Don Draper) and John Slattery (Roger Sterling)
Mad Men on Twitter: Don Draper / Joan Holloway / Peggy Olson / Pete Campbell / Roger Sterling / Harry Crane / HollisBetty Draper / Ken Cosgrove / Xerox 914 / Bertram Cooper / Sal Romano
David Lynch: Lynchian tributes to the late Dennis Hopper at a recent screening of Blue Velvet
Guillermo del Toro to adapt H. P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness to be brought to the screen

Art, Design & Photography:

Harold Chapman's best shot: Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky in Paris, 1956

Etc.

Will Self: On drinking after alcoholism

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