Disjecta: This week's links

Your guide to this week's best cultural links
Terrence Malick, Days of Heaven (1978)


Thomas Bernhard: Phillip Lopate reviews new translation of Bernhard's My Prizes: An Accounting
Samuel Beckett: This week's Odds and Ends at the Debts and Legacies website
Samuel Beckett: Ludovic Janvier's poem, 'With Sam' translated by Raymond Federman in the Evergreen Review
Paul Auster: An interview in The Telegraph
The Art of Penguin Books' Science Fiction
Leo Tolstoy: On the 100th Anniversary of the Russian novelist's death, The Independent meets with some of his descendants
Leo Tolstoy: The Guardian visits Tolstoy's Yasnaya Polyana estate, where War and Peace and Anna Karenina were written
Leo Tolstoy: Rowan Williams on Leo Tolstoy
The Case for Books: On the rise of electronic literature, and Robert Darnton's critical study
Patti Smith wins National Book Award
Angela Morgan Cutler: New novel, The Letter, explores themes of violence, language and identity
10 Contemporary Books that Challenged White, Male Literary Dominance
Joyce Carol Oates on J. D. Salinger
Ron Silliman's Blog: One of the best regularly-updated literary blogs on the web
Cardiff Book History: A regularly-updated resource

Philosophy & Critical Theory:

Slavoj Žižek: In a television interview, Riz Khan asks the critical theorist whether we are living in the end times
Maurice Blanchot and Simone Weil's notion of sacred language


William Shakespeare: Graduate Conference in Florence, April 2011
William Shakespeare: Medieval Shakespeare: The Cultural Politics of Periodisation, March 2011


Terrence Malick: Tim Dirks reviews Malick's Days of Heaven
Taxi Driver: Photographer Steve Schapiro discusses working on the set of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver
Martin Scorsese: Scorsese's Public Speaking, an HBO documentary on New York writer Fran Lebowitz
William S. Burroughs: New York Times reviews new documentary, William S. Burroughs: The Man Within
William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin: Documentary, 'Destroy All Rational Thought'

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