This memoir offers an invaluable, broad look at intellectual Russia before and after the revolutions of 1917.
Columbia University Press
Here, then, are two books that provide a fine literary introduction to one of the richest flowerings of poetry in European culture.
There was an entire “New York School” that the punks were inspired by and a part of, whether they always wanted to be or not.
Rapture is a worthwhile curio that grapples, entertainingly, with Modernism’s artistic, structural, and revolutionary quandaries.
Maybe finally we’re reaching the Natsume Sōseki moment in the English-speaking world.
Carrie J. Preston refuses to characterize these cultural exchanges in moralistic or narrowly political terms.
The publication of de Baecque and Herpe’s wonderful biography needs to be followed in the USA by a complete Éric Rohmer retrospective.
If you are interested in how the architecture within American movie houses shaped the cinema and vice-versa, this often brilliant tome is an instant classic.
An exciting complement to the new book is a traveling retrospective of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s films, a rare opportunity to see 19 of the director’s movies shown on 35mm film: at Cambridge’s Harvard Film Archive through November 2.
By Bill Marx You want a racy, nineteenth-century epic about sex, sin, drugs, and prostitution set in China? Here it is. Two more pieces on international fiction for World Books, the feature I edit for PRI’s The World.