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.
Boyd Tonkin Indy piece: Curator of miracles in Milan: How Roberto Calasso mastered the art of publishing.
Whatever his blind spots about soulful crooners of the Sixties, how many other free-range intellectuals can match Calasso for the breadth of his erudition and his boldness in bringing it to new audiences? In Britain, George Steiner; in this city of Milan, Umberto Eco. Arguably, with his immersion in Indian as well as European art and belief, Calasso spans more ground than either. Remarkably, he has also spent half a century not in academe but as a busy publisher.
Fascinating interview with Djibril Diop Mamberty, “The most paradoxical filmmaker in the history of African cinema.”
A Cixous Tribute: “Hélène’s metaphor of the reader setting light to her words all over again.”
An introduction to Speculative Realism – Seminar with Robin Mackay on Vimeo.
Conceptual writing and Notes on Conceptualisms by Vanessa Place and Robert Fitterman.
How to Read Lacan‘ by Slavoj Žižek (‘the return to Freud’).
Full text of Hélène Cixous’ brilliant The Laugh of the Medusa.
Larval Subjects’ post: Intellectual Love of God and Commodity Fetishism.
Debating Lenin and Philosophy -
Q and A after Louis Althusser’s presentation of his important 1968 lecture Lenin and Philosophy.
A short account of obsessional neurosis in Freud/Lacan (inc. the ‘Rat Man’ case).
“I read out of obsession with writing.” Cynthia Ozick’s Paris Review interview.
Salman Rushdie’s (1992) tribute to Angela Carter: Angela Carter, 1940-92: A Very Good Wizard, a Very Dear Friend.