Visitor from Another World — Party in the Blitz: The English Years by Elias Canetti

My review of the fourth volume of Canetti’s memoirs in the newly released issue of the Cerise Press. “I was living in England as its intellect decayed. I was a witness to the fame of a T.S. Eliot. Is it possible for people ever to repent sufficiently of that? An American brings over a Frenchman […]

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Czesław Miłosz at 100

Is the poet who engaged in grimace contests being fixed into the useful image of a European literary saint? The centenary of Czesław Miłosz falls on June 30 of this year amidst a more than yearlong array of festivals, readings, official declarations and celebrations stretching from the poet’s birthplace in Lithuania to Poland and the […]

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Prague Writers’ Festival postscript

Prague Writers’ Festival postscript: Junot Díaz, weekly culture fixes and an eminent Czech writer’s list of potential places the young female American student he was addressing might have sex in (including an auditorium – though in his defense he probably thought of that because he was speaking in an auditorium at the time) I like […]

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Prague Writers’ Festival 2011 preview

Link: Prague Writers’ Festival about to get underway The 21st Prague Writers’ Festival boasts the presence of Don DeLillo, Derek Walcott, Junot Díaz and a host of Czech and international writers coming to take part in readings, discussions, book signings and more. DeLillo will be reading a text from Falling Man specially edited for the […]

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