'"To some extent you could say that modern horror started with the Universal classics, but I do think there is this significant turning point starting in 1968," says Jason Zinoman, author of the new book "Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror."'
'The most famous poet in American history sold 1 million copies of his book, back in the days when 1 million was a lot. He had his own weekly radio show and even, for a while, his own television show.'
'Here’s a thought I had a couple months back: the music industry has gone to hell (and by hell I mean the chaos of digital) a lot faster than the publishing industry has. What was different? And how have things changed?'
'Sweden's most famous living poet, Tomas Tranströmer, has won the Nobel prize for literature, more than 20 years after a stroke severely limited his speech and movement. Here he is interviewed with his wife, Monica'
'Zhao Ziyang était le numéro un chinois au moment de la révolte des étudiants, place Tiananmen, en 1989. Il s'opposa à la répression et fut limogé. Ses Mémoires secrets constituent un témoignage historique.'