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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...
Special to The TimesFOR 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...
Tags: Crimes, Peru, Missing Persons, Crime, Law and Justice, Fiction
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOscar-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,"...
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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,...
Tags: University of Michigan, Robert Frost, Book, Family, Literature
ANYONE WHO HAS seen the film "Amazing Grace" will appreciate the parallels between the career of William Wilberforce, the politician who led the campaign against the slave trade, and that of outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Like Blair,...
Brussels -- Generations of Belgian schoolchildren have tramped past glass-topped cases of insects at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, a few miles southeast of Brussels. Now this moldering dowager, created by Belgian King Leopold II around the turn...
Special to The TimesJuly is several months away, but it's important to apply now for some of the more popular summer programs. One of my favorites is the "Summer Classics" program of St. John's College in Santa Fe, N.M. It is an intense and rewarding educational program,...
Tags: Annapolis, Music Theater, William Harvey, Education, Theater
Tom McGuane's work has always been vibrant with the pleasures of ironic language, play and chase, and quick with the kind of brokenhearted humor that mirrors large-scale fracturing inside our society. We can't stand behind many of our preconceptions any...
For more than two decades after that awful February day in 1989, when Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini asked Muslims everywhere to kill Salman Rushdie for allegedly offending Islam with his novel “The Satanic Verses,” the author was never sure that...
Variety"The Dark Knight Rises" star Christian Bale is in early negotiations to star in Todd Field's "The Creed of Violence." Universal is set to distribute "Creed of Violence," which is being produced and financed by Cross Creek Pictures. Writer-director Field...
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
Definitely Christopher Fowler, who writes the "Peculiar Crimes Unit" and "Bryant & May" series. He has such a great sense of humor and knows so much about the history of London. His books are so much fun to read. — Rena Gorman, Aurora I would...
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