Disjecta: This week's links

Your guide to this week's best cultural links
Thomas de Quincey's The Confessions of an English Opium Eater,
illustrated by Laurence W. Chaves


Samuel Beckett: International Conference at the University of York: Speakers include Simon Critchley, Beckett's official photographer John Minihan, Booker Prize winner John Banville, Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee
Thomas de Quincey: Laurence W. Chaves' illustrations for Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Don DeLillo: American writer Don DeLillo grants rare interview to The Observer's Robert McCrum
Philip Roth: Jonathan Franzen is 'tired of being angry at Roth', and offers a glimpse into his recent reading list
Thomas Bernhard: Excerpt from an English translation of Bernhard's prose work, Walking
Gabriel Josipovici: Author of What Ever Happened to Modernism? addresses journalistic approaches to his work in the TLS
Primo Levi: New Humanist explores the importance of listening in the work of Levi, Benjamin and others
What books will spark conversation with strangers?
Thomas Pynchon: Online comic strip portrays the reclusive American author
William S. Burroughs: Experimental audio recordings of Burroughs's cut-up technique available online
J. D. Salinger: Will Self discusses the literary legacy of author J. D. Salinger on BBC's Newsnight
Blonde Bookworm: New book reveals Marilyn Monroe's interest in James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and others

Philosophy & Critical Theory:

Jacques Derrida: On Simon Morgham Wortham's The Derrida Dictionary


Samuel Beckett: Photographs from Sean Mathias' production of Waiting for Godot in Khayelitsha, South Africa
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: 12 hour theatrical production of Dostoyevsky's The Demons

Film & Television:

David Lynch: Rare photographs from the production of David Lynch and Mark Frost's television series, Twin Peaks, over at Industrial Symphony

Art, Design & Photography:

William Blake: An exhibition of painted etchings at the Tate Gallery


Illustrated Guide to PhD

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