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Solarpunk: Against a Shitty Future

Solarpunk: Against a Shitty Future | Literatures | Scoop.it
We need new stories for uncertain times. Is Solarpunk what we’ve been waiting for?
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Marcel Proust, d’une main

Marcel Proust, d’une main | Literatures | Scoop.it
La découverte d’un inédit de Proust, c’est un événement. Et quand en sus cet inédit est un texte érotique, l’affaire devient tout à fait considérable. Un tel joyau a été déniché par l’universitaire américaine Kathryn Salmann-Bagels, qui s’est empressée de faire publier sa découverte aux éditions Illinois University Press en l’accompagnant d’un imposant appareil de notes et d’une longue introduction. Titre (contestable) choisi par la découvreuse : Praise of Masturbation (Éloge de la masturbation). Une traduction française est en cours. (Lire l'article)
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Michael McClure - The Beard and Beast Language - The Allen Ginsberg Project

Michael McClure - The Beard and Beast Language - The Allen Ginsberg Project | Literatures | Scoop.it
[Michael McClure at the Kiev Restaurant, New York City. Photograph by Allen Ginsberg (c) The Estate of Allen Ginsberg]   Michael McClure celebrated his 85th birthday yesterday. In his honor, here follows another transcript from the extraordinary series of readings/discussions that took place in Novato California, in the mid 70’s (see here , here,  here …
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Ballardian » A Fascist State? Another Look at Kingdom Come and Consumerism

Ballardian » A Fascist State? Another Look at Kingdom Come and Consumerism | Literatures | Scoop.it
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William S. Burroughs' 7  Techniques for Smashing Reality ...

William S. Burroughs' 7  Techniques for Smashing Reality ... | Literatures | Scoop.it
William S. Burroughs spent a lifetime experimenting with the occult, magick and altering consciousness. Here's his seven favorite occult techniques.
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 What It Means To Be A Writer In The Time Of Trump

 What It Means To Be A Writer In The Time Of Trump | Literatures | Scoop.it
18 authors weigh in on their new responsibilities.
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Why JG Ballard’s High-Rise takes dystopian science fiction to a new level

Why JG Ballard’s High-Rise takes dystopian science fiction to a new level | Literatures | Scoop.it
Whether mazes, blocks or bunkers, Ballard was drawn to the psychology of enclosed, brutal environments. This inner space, rather than outer space, was his SF realm
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Marguerite Duras - "Écrire" (ARTE)

Assise face à la caméra, dans sa maison de Neauphle-le-Château, Marguerite Duras s'entretient avec Benoit Jacquot sur son rapport à l'écriture, à l
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The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization | Literatures | Scoop.it
Confronting Fundamental Problems of the Human Condition and Pressing Problems of the Day
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On a Wonderful, Beautiful, Almost Failed Sentence By Virginia Woolf

On a Wonderful, Beautiful, Almost Failed Sentence By Virginia Woolf | Literatures | Scoop.it
“Considering how common illness is, how tremendous the spiritual change that it brings, how astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered
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Los siete capítulos olvidados de ‘Cien años de soledad’

Los siete capítulos olvidados de ‘Cien años de soledad’ | Literatures | Scoop.it
García Márquez publicó episodios sueltos para sondear al público antes de terminar la novela que ahora cumple medio siglo. El escritor introdujo cambios en la versión definitiva
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How to Make a Stubborn Donkey Move: Advice for Writers Under Dictatorship in the Internet Age - Los Angeles Review of Books

How to Make a Stubborn Donkey Move: Advice for Writers Under Dictatorship in the Internet Age - Los Angeles Review of Books | Literatures | Scoop.it
Uzbek author Hamid Ismailov reflects on the challenge of writing under a dictatorship.
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Rainer Maria Rilke (3) : Rilke n’est pas un Ange

Rainer Maria Rilke (3) : Rilke n’est pas un Ange | Literatures | Scoop.it
Rodin, Cézanne, Paula Modersohn-Becker et bien d’autres artistes influencèrent profondément Rilke et sa poésie. Michel Itty évoque avec nous l’importance des arts plastiques dans l’œuvre d'un poète marqué par la guerre, ainsi que les grands thèmes structurant l'écriture de l’�[...]
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M. Butterfly (D.Cronenberg) "..There is a vision of the Orient that I have.."

Jeremy Irons at the final monologue from M. Butterfly (1993) directed by D.Cronenberg. (Subtitulado) *(COPYRIGHT:I don't own anything in this clip. This i
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Books after the Death of the Book

Books after the Death of the Book | Literatures | Scoop.it
Last summer I decided to assign Ted Chiang’s The Lifecycle of Software Objects in the graduate course I was getting ready to teach. The titl
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How It Happens Here: Race and American Antifascist Literature - Los Angeles Review of Books

How It Happens Here: Race and American Antifascist Literature - Los Angeles Review of Books | Literatures | Scoop.it
Brooks E. Hefner on "The Black Stockings," William Thomas Smith's 1937 serial aimed at working- and middle-class African-American readers.
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On the Borders of Fiction. A Conversation with Jacques Rancière | Sabzian

On the Borders of Fiction. A Conversation with Jacques Rancière | Sabzian | Literatures | Scoop.it
Sabzian is a collection of online reflections on cinema and maps cinephile events in Belgium and surroundings
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‘The Province of Poets and Scholars’: The Literary Surrealism of J. G. Ballard

‘The Province of Poets and Scholars’: The Literary Surrealism of J. G. Ballard | Literatures | Scoop.it
It is well known that Surrealism was very much driven by the advent of psychoanalysis. Aside from the overarching and presiding influence of the unconscious, one of the main processes which they adapted from Freudian theory was that of dream censorship: the galvanising process of envisioning repressed drives which are constrained by the reality principle.…
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LRB · Fredric Jameson · No Magic, No Metaphor: ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

LRB · Fredric Jameson · No Magic, No Metaphor: ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ | Literatures | Scoop.it
The first centennial of the Soviet revolution, indeed the fifth centennial of Luther’s, risk distracting us from a literary earthquake which happened just fifty years ago and marked the cultural emergence of Latin America onto that new and larger stage we call globalisation – itself a . . .
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Ending at the Beginning. Kafka: The Early Years ...

Ending at the Beginning. Kafka: The Early Years ... | Literatures | Scoop.it
For a person as sensitive as Kafka was, or at least as he presented himself as being—it is entirely possible to view his life in a light other than the one he himself shone upon it—inner escape was the only available strategy. “If we are to believe his own personal mythology,” biographer Reiner Stach writes, “he drifted out of life and into literature,” to the point, indeed, that as an adult he would declare that he was literature, and nothing else. Stach, however, offers another and, in its way, far more interesting possibility when he asks, “What if literature was the only feasible way back for him?”
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Top Ten Journals for Literary Scholars and Students

Top Ten Journals for Literary Scholars and Students | Literatures | Scoop.it
One of the most emphasized catchphrases in the world of academia is 'Contribution to Knowledge'. This underscores the essence of academic scholarship: contributing to knowledge to make the world a better place.
Thus, scholars/students who want to remain ... This page displays an article entry. Connecting students, scholars and educational institutions around the world. Sign up for free to start collaborating, sharing and learning.
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How the CIA Infiltrated the World's Literature

How the CIA Infiltrated the World's Literature | Literatures | Scoop.it
The new book, Finks, reveals how great writers such as Baldwin, Márquez, and Hemingway became soldiers in America's cultural Cold War.
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Bob Dylan 2016 Nobel Lecture in Literature

Bob Dylan received the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".
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Mack Lecture: Sylvère Lotringer on Antonin Artaud

Cultural theorist Sylvère Lotringer will speak on Antonin Artaud, one of the most influential thinkers of the modernist period. He will discuss hi
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