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Joseph Conrad

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  • Review: Juan Gabriel Vásquez's 'The Secret History of Costaguana'

    Review: Juan Gabriel Vásquez's 'The Secret History of Costaguana'
    The Secret History of Costaguana A Novel Juan Gabriel Vásquez Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean Riverhead: 287 pp., $26.95 "The Secret History of Costaguana" is an intricately detailed, audacious reframing of "Nostromo," the classic 1904...
  • Tablets: Downloadable classic books are in abundance

    Tablets: Downloadable classic books are in abundance
    Let's say you're getting, or giving, a new tablet or an e-reader (iPad, Kobo, Nook or Kindle Fire) for the holidays. Here's an idea for what to do with it: Load it first with free books. Thanks to Project Gutenberg, as well as the cultural gift known as...
  • Summer reading: Fiction, poetry

    Busy Monsters William Giraldi W.W. Norton: $24.95 When a mediocre writer's bride-to-be leaves him to search for a legendary giant squid, he treks across the continent seeking counsel from nefarious creatures on how to win back her affections. (August)...
  • Book review: 'State of Wonder'

    Book review: 'State of Wonder'
    State of Wonder A Novel Ann Patchett Harper: 368 pp., $26.99 In Ann Patchett's new novel, "State of Wonder," an ordinary woman winds up in increasingly extraordinary circumstances. That woman is Marina Singh, a 42-year-old pharmaceutical researcher...
  • Secrets not shared

    The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad John Stape Pantheon: 369 pp., $30 The "several lives" of Joseph Conrad have been much discussed. As John Stape declares in his preface, his biography is of the "fourth generation . . . (post Aubry and Curle, Baines,...
  • Flux Screening Series kicks off third season with OK Go, Liars and more

     
    Liars' "Scissor" from A Bruntel on Vimeo. You've no doubt heard a lot about OK Go's elaborate video starring a paint-splattering Rube Goldberg machine that puts the treadmills from "Here It Goes Again" to shame. If you haven't watched it......
  • Giovanni Ribisi pretty much loves Jim Cameron

     
    "AVATAR" COUNTDOWN It's 30 days until the opening of James Cameron's "Avatar," and here at Hero Complex you will find more insight and information about the film than anywhere else; today marks the start of our daily countdown coverage leading......
  • Sam Worthington searches for humanity in 'Avatar': 'I don't want to be a cartoon'

     
    There is no film this year that has been anticipated, discussed or debated as much as "Avatar," the sci-fi epic from director James Cameron that reaches theaters Dec. 18. We're going to start a monthlong countdown to the film here......
  • Special Issue: Favorite Books 2008: Fiction and Poetry

    Special Issue: Favorite Books 2008: Fiction and Poetry
    All of It Singing New and Selected Poems By Linda Gregg Graywolf Though these poems -- influenced by the poet's years in Greece -- find Gregg alone in a landscape deserted by a man, she isn't despairing but contemplative, wry, amused. * * A Mercy...
  • American Cinematheque salutes David Lean

    American Cinematheque salutes David Lean
    Oscar-winning director David Lean was so obsessed with making movies that, lying on his deathbed 17 years ago, he was still determined to film "Nostromo," an epic drama based on the novel by Joseph Conrad. "The day before he died I visited him,"...
  • 'Secrets of the Sea' by Nicholas Shakespeare

    'Secrets of the Sea' by Nicholas Shakespeare
    FOR THOSE of us who don't expect to travel soon to Tasmania, reading Nicholas Shakespeare's "Secrets of the Sea" is a decent alternative. His fifth novel draws much of its allure from its wild setting on this remote Australian island at the bottom of...