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.
The Tate’s Lost Art Blog.
The Society of Authors list 50 outstanding translations from the last 50 years.
Marjorie Perloff’s essay Hugh Kenner and the Invention of Modernism.
In this scheme of things, Kenner’s bête noire was, not surprisingly, Bloomsbury. For him, the Bloomsburies were not Modernists but late or post-Victorians whose innovations—including the rejection of conventional plot and characterization—masked perfectly traditional English values.
A Guardian guide to Arvo Pärt’s (one of my favourite composers) music.
From Love Dog, Masha Tupitsyn’s superb film blog: Faces #3 (Charlotte Rampling). “Charlotte Rampling’s face did not express or show anything until it had lived through at least 50 years”.
Courtesy of Biblioklept, Guide for New Readers of Stendhal’s Charterhouse by Italo Calvino (Collected in Why Read the Classics?).
Brief reviews of Chantal Akerman’s films.
AV Club interview with Chantal Akerman.
Spectacularly intimate: a MUBI Notebook interview with Claire Denis.
From the Bookslut archives: A Soul Turned Inside Out: Clarice Lispector, Hélène Cixous, and L’Écriture Féminine.
Adam Palay: An Interview with Richard Powers.