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  • Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer

    Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer
    Otherwise Known as the Human Condition Selected Essays and Reviews Geoff Dyer Graywolf: 422 pp., $18 paper "Almost as soon as I began writing for magazines and newspapers," Geoff Dyer tells us in the introduction to "Otherwise Known as the Human...
  • Book Review: 'Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag' by Sigrid Nunez

    Book Review: 'Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag' by Sigrid Nunez
    Sempre Susan A Memoir of Susan Sontag Sigrid Nunez Atlas & Co.: 140 pp., $20 When novelist Sigrid Nunez accepted a part-time job helping Susan Sontag cope with correspondence that had built up during her first bout with cancer, she thought that she'...
  • Novelist's remembrance of mentor Susan Sontag

    Novelist's remembrance of mentor Susan Sontag
    When novelist Sigrid Nunez accepted a part-time job helping Susan Sontag cope with correspondence that had built up during her first bout with cancer, she thought that she'd found exactly the job she needed: one that would not interfere with her own...
  • A study of silence and separation

    A study of silence and separation
    “Curious Silence” at the Brand Library Art Gallery is an exploration of types and causes of silence. The premise of the exhibition is an essay, printed in the exhibition brochure, written by A.S. Hamrah, a contributing artist who delineates...
  • From Punk to Porn: James Wolcott reminds us why the 70s were so loud, weird, smelly and perverse

    From Punk to Porn: James Wolcott reminds us why the 70s were so loud, weird, smelly and perverse
    James Wolcott WSHU Presents “Join the Conversation” with the writer, blogger and cultural critic. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., University Commons, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, sacredheart.edu It takes talent to pivot, the way James...
  • Claude Levi-Strauss dies at 100; French philosopher's ideas transformed anthropology

    Claude Levi-Strauss dies at 100; French philosopher's ideas transformed anthropology
    Claude Levi-Strauss, the French philosopher widely considered the father of modern anthropology because of his then-revolutionary conclusion that so-called primitive societies did not differ greatly intellectually from modern ones, died Friday at his home...
  • 'The Possessed' by Elif Batuman

    'The Possessed' by Elif Batuman
    The Possessed Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them Elif Batuman Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 304 pp., $15 Elif Batuman teaches at Stanford University, and her first book of essays, "The Possessed," dances between autobiography,...
  • Manny Farber: A film critic not in awe of Hollywood

    Manny Farber: A film critic not in awe of Hollywood
    Farber on Film The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber Edited by Robert Polito Library of America: 824 pp., $40 At this year's Academy Awards, the most incongruous moment came during the "In Memoriam" roll call. Among the distinguished deceased...
  • 'The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 1, 1929-1940' edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck

    'The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 1, 1929-1940' edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck
    Death's shadow frequently sends literary reputation into critical eclipse. Not so the Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett, who has seemed to rise further in our esteem with every year that has passed since his death in 1989 at the age of 83. Of the great...
  • 'A Bomb in Every Issue' by Peter Richardson

    'A Bomb in Every Issue' by Peter Richardson
    Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse. That's the stuff of myth, but Ramparts pulled it off. Published for just 13 years, the San Francisco magazine not only blew the cover off the biggest stories of its era, it also helped set the...
  • The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out

    The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out
    CRITICISM IN AMERICAN CULTURE: New releases Here are five titles that put the lie to the notion that criticism is a dying art. Corn Flakes With John Lennon And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life Robert Hilburn Rodale: 280 pp., $24.99 Hilburn,...