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  • 'Artful' by Ali Smith reads slapdash

     'Artful' by Ali Smith reads slapdash
    At least since whoever wrote "The Arabian Nights" invented postmodernism, we have been visited by metafiction — literature folding in on itself to address its own fictionality. At its best we get "Don Quixote," "Tristram Shandy," Jorge Luis Borges' stories, Chuck Jones' "Duck Amuck." At its worst we get Paul Auster. Ali Smith's new collection, "Artful" &8212; the text of her Weidenfeld lectures, delivered at Oxford last February — isn't bad, but it's no "Duck Amuck." 
  • Stamford's Avon Theatre features the documentary 'Charlotte Rampling: The Look'

    Stamford's Avon Theatre features the documentary 'Charlotte Rampling: The Look'
    The golden age of the documentary is upon us, and to recognize this, the Avon Theatre hosts a monthly Documentary Night. This Wednesday, the film in question will be Charlotte Rampling: The Look, in which the famous actress reminices about her career...

    A New Book from Michel Houellebcq: Very Little Sex Tourism Here

    A New Book from Michel Houellebcq: Very Little Sex Tourism Here
    The French novelist Michel Houellebecq is possibly best known for pissing off Muslims and for endorsing sex tourism. Add to that a reputation for crazy boozing, and the guy doesn’t win loads of sympathy. (A mini flap over the author’s...

    Monkey's Paw book club

    Monkey's Paw book club
    Our club is made up of all men ranging in age from 27 to 43. Most of us are business professionals, although we do have a couple of starving artists in the group. We have been meeting monthly in coffee shops on the city's North and South Sides for...

    Paul Auster novel being adapted by Terry Gilliam

    Paul Auster novel being adapted by Terry Gilliam