Disjecta: This week's links

Your guide to this week's best cultural links
Joy Division, 'She's Lost Control'/'Atmosphere' single. Art direction: Peter Saville.


100 Notable Books of 2010: An annual round-up from the New York Times

Margaret Atwood: 'Human creativity is not confined to just a few areas of life. The techno-scientific world has some of the most creative people you'll ever meet.'
Robert McCrum interviews Atwood in The Observer

Irish Company: James Joyce and Samuel Beckett: Friedhelm Rathjen embarks on a cycling tour of Ireland in search of his literary heroes

James Joyce's burnt kidney breakfast: A selection of quotations from Ulysses, compiled by Biblioklept.

William S. Burroughs: Dangerous Minds compiles a number of biographical sources on Burroughs' collaboration with Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain

Saul Bellow: 'Of course, readers of Bellow will plunge into these letters eager to trace the making of a writer, and in this they will not be disappointed.' John Banville reviews Saul Bellow's Letters in The Observer

Philip K. Dick: A map of Philip K. Dick's Hugo Award-winning The Man in the High Castle

Norman Mailer: The New York Times profiles Norris Church Mailer, 'artist and ally' of the American novelist, who passed away recently

Paul Celan: Ian Pindar celebrates the German poet on what would have been his 90th birthday

Patti Smith: Musician reflects on winning National Book Award for Just Kids, a non-fiction work based on her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

Tom Waits: The Guardian reports that the American musician is planning to publish a collection of his poetry. Hard Ground will be published by University of Texas Press in March 2011.

Philosophy & Critical Theory:

Assuming Gender: This year's annual lecture is by Professor Mandy Merck, entitled 'The Question of Caster Semenya: Gender and the Level Playing Field'. 01 December from 4.30 at Cardiff University. Free to attend.

Noam Chomsky: Chomsky is due to speak at Cardiff University on 11 March 2011. More details to be confirmed.


Samuel Beckett: The Guardian reviews Michael Lawrence's production, Krapp, 39, inspired by Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape

Franz Kafka: Two British comedians, Tom Basden and Tim Key, star in Joseph K., a darkly comic adaptation of Kafka's The Trial


David Bowie: BBC's 1975 Omnibus documentary, Cracked Actor, available online

Joy Division: Peter Saville and Studio Parris Wakefield's beautiful design work for the Joy Division back catalogue

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