Disjecta: This week's links

Your guide to this week's best cultural links
James Joyce. Photograph: Roger Viollet/AFP/Getty


Ready Steady Book: A crisp new design
Samuel Beckett: Research Day Seminar at the University of Reading, May 2011
Samuel Beckett: Nohow On: Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, Worstward Ho (PDF)
Samuel Beckett: The novelist, poet and playwright discusses form with Harold Pinter
Samuel Beckett: Thomas Pors Koed on impersonal subjectivity and The Unnamable
Samuel Beckett: Continuum offers a free online extract from Jonathan Boulter's study, Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed
Writers and Kitties: Includes Samuel Beckett, Joyce Carol Oates, William S. Burroughs and others
James Joyce: Finnegans Wake and the Nazi Occupation
James Joyce: Passages from Finnegans Wake: The Film
James Joyce: Singer Kate Bush given permission to use extracts from Ulysses by the Joyce estate
An annotated, online edition of Finnegans Wake
Ana├»s Nin’s Silver Lake Home
Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics: Embroidered covers of classic novels
A Bookless Library?
Harold Pinter: Blake Morrison reviews a recent production of Pinter's Moonlight
Picture Books: A letter to the New York Times stresses the continuing importance of picture books
Will Self: Opposed to the idle life
Franz Kafka to the Bodleian
Franz Kafka: Sleep and transformation
Joyce Carol Oates: Miranda Popkey reviews Oates' recent memoir, A Widow's Story
Joyce Carol Oates: Julian Barnes reviews A Widow's Story
What makes literature literature?
Sylvia Plath: Jacqueline Rose on her conflict with the Plath estate

Philosophy & Critical Theory:

Modernism and Nihilism: A new study by Shane Weller
At home with Susan Sontag
Walter Benjamin: Illuminations: Essays and Reflections (PDF)
Jacques Lacan at UBUWeb
Maurice Blanchot: Review of the recently published Political Writings: 1952-1993
Maurice Blanchot: HTMLGiant reviews Blanchot's Aminadab
Dante Alighieri: Steve Donoghue reviews David Slavitt's new translation of La Vita Nuova


Samuel Beckett: Continuum offers a free online extract from its Online Theatre Guide to Waiting for Godot
How Shakespeare Invented Teenagers
The Original Portrait of William Shakespeare


Woody Allen: The Guardian on Woody Allen's long association with the Windsor typeface
William Shakespeare: Alan A. Stone reviews Julie Taymor's recent adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest
David Lynch: 60-Second claymation adaptation of Lynch's midnight movie classic, Eraserhead

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