Links of the Week

Many of these links have been tweeted in the past, but here I can tag and categorise them for future reference. I hope you find some of them interesting too. Please feel free to discuss in comments or on Twitter.

Sophie Calle: stalker, stripper, sleeper, spy – From following a stranger to Venice to burying her mother’s jewellery at the north pole, Sophie Calle is France’s foremost artist of the unexpected.

Sophie Calle: Detail from Take Care of Yourself (2007).

Violette Editions: Sophie Calle’s Double Game, which takes the form of a double jeu, a ‘double game’, between the work of Sophie Calle and the fiction of Paul Auster.

Sub Rosa post: The unconventional world of Mary Ruefle.

The Art of Memory post: Pictures of Gerhard Richter’s Atlas.

Stephen Mitchelmore essay: Looking and Looking Away – WG Sebald’s fiction and On the Natural History of Destruction.

In lieu of a field guide post: Vila-Matas’s lecture novel (A review of Never Any End to Paris).

Javier Marías essay: The Hero’s Dreadful Fate (The decline of Westerns).

Guardian review: Introduction to Antiphilosophy by Boris Groys – An electrifying set of essays on continental thinkers.

Logos essay (Stephen Eric Bronner): Modernism, Surrealism, and the Political Imaginary.

In lieu of a field guide post: Woman in the Dunes (directed by Teshigahara Hiroshi).

London Cross – A straight line walk across London: If you walk across a great city such as London in two straight lines, south to north and east to west – a cross-section – what do you find?

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