Tennessee Williams tasked James Grissom with seeking out each of the women (and few men) who had inspired his work—among them Maureen Stapleton, Lillian Gish, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Marlon Brando—so that he could ask them a question: had Tennessee Williams, or his work, ever mattered?
Grass was admitted to hospital with an infection only a few days ago, and his secretary, Hilke Ohsoling, said his death had come as a surprise. His last public appearance was on 28 March, at the premier of a stage version of the Tin Drum at the Thalia theatre in Hamburg. 'He took part in the premier party, where many of his own children were present, with great pleasure', Ohsoling told the Hamburger Abendblatt. She added that his family had been at his bedside when he died.
El 24 de mayo de 2011, Eduardo Galeano fue entrevistado por Jaume Barberá, director y presentador del programa de televisión catalán Singulars. 'Estamos enfermos de exitismo porque el mundo está preso de un sistema de valores que coloca al éxito por encima de todas las virtudes (...) Perder es el único pecado que en el mundo de hoy no tiene redención', dice el escritor de forma pausada durante la extensa charla.
What are the implications for readers, and writers, of new technology allowing publishers to know which books we’ve finished or not finished, how fast we have read them, and precisely where we snapped shut the cover?
On the way to becoming a school staple and an American icon, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published in 1885, lost something in translation: its original wildness and weirdness, and much of its real message, which has more to say to contemporary America than you might expect.
Aveva 87 anni. Nel ’99 il riconoscimento per la letteratura. Nel 2006 raccontò di essersi arruolato di essersi arruolato volontario: 'Molti ragazzi della mia età videro nell’adesione al nazionalsocialismo un modo per girare l’angolo e voltare le spalle ai genitori'.
A book is an investment, both of time and money. And while everyone — from blogging bibliophiles to The New York Times — is entitled to their opinion, the number of best-of lists out there can make it hard to determine what books to read. We developed a metric to determine the best of the best. Here's what you should read in the new year, if you haven't already.
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