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  • 'House of the Sleeping Beauties' stars Vadim Glowna

    The death-shrouded 1961 short story by Yasunari Kawabata, Japan's first Nobel Prize winner for literature, has been filmed twice before, and despite a culturally specific milieu it's conceivable a filmmaker could relocate the tale to a new setting and get a movie out of it.
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...