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.
Spotlight on Jane Bowles’ Plain Pleasures (1966): outstanding post on writer Dennis Cooper’s blog – “her small oeuvre is distinguished by its quality and innovation.”
Yet another wonderful Paris Review interview, this time with Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz.
Close-Up on Eric Rohmer’s The Green Ray: An interview with French actress and filmmaker Marie Rivière.
The Most Beautiful Perhaps - review of Quentin Meillassoux’s The Number and the Siren: A Decipherment of Mallarmé’s Coup De Dés.
From Monoskop, a download of Sherry Turkle’s highly absorbing Evocative Objects: Things We Think With, an old favourite.
From Michelle, one of my favourite reviewers, a review of Doris Lessing’s The Fifth Child.
A wonderful, informative post about American poet Tina Darragh.
I’m looking forward to Simon Critchley’s new book, co-authored with his wife, the psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster, The Hamlet Doctrine. This brilliant interview from The White Review discusses The Tragic and its Limits.
From HTMLGiant, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s great essay on the long take.
Katie Roiphe’s column on Ian McEwan is arguably better than reading her subject’s novels. “Want To Understand Sexual Politics? Read This Novel. Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth reveals the deepest ways in which men misunderstand women.”
Open Culture offers up Nirvana’s Home Videos: An Intimate Look at the Band’s Life Away From the Spotlight.
Richard Kovitch’s review of Extreme Metaphors – Interviews with J.G Ballard 1967 – 2008. Richard quotes Germaine Greer’s so very accurate pronouncement that, “JG Ballard is a great writer who has never written a great novel.”
How about going on a chronological journey through every Woody Allen film?
A short story: The Confessions of Helen Westley by Djuna Barnes.