| Nov 15, 2009
Dino Buzzati: "Poem Strip" (NYRB Classics)
This is weird, wild, wonderful. Dino Buzzati was a luminary of the Italian avant-garde around the middle of the last century. His writing started out as straightforward realism but moved toward Gogol and Kafka....
| Nov 22, 2009
Riffle through the novels of Paul Auster and you will see how steadily a sense of irreality imposes itself. His oeuvre is replete with writers, who may create characters only to suffer confusions of identity with them. His work returns ever to themes of...
| Dec 17, 1995
If, as is often said, every city has at least one writer it can claim for a muse, Raymond Chandler must be Los Angeles'. To be sure, there are other candidates: John Fante and Nathanael West come immediately to mind, while from a later generation, Joan...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
At least since whoever wrote "The Arabian Nights" invented postmodernism, we have been visited by metafiction — literature folding in on itself to address its own fictionality. At its best we get "Don Quixote," "Tristram Shandy," Jorge Luis Borges'...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:05 PM
The golden age of the documentary is upon us, and to recognize this, the Avon Theatre hosts a monthly Documentary Night. This Wednesday, the film in question will be Charlotte Rampling: The Look, in which the famous actress reminices about her career...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Our club is made up of all men ranging in age from 27 to 43. Most of us are business professionals, although we do have a couple of starving artists in the group.
We have been meeting monthly in coffee shops on the city's North and South Sides for...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 11:36 AM
The French novelist Michel Houellebecq is possibly best known for pissing off Muslims and for endorsing sex tourism. Add to that a reputation for crazy boozing, and the guy doesn’t win loads of sympathy. (A mini flap over the author’s...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:03 PM
There's a certain type of reader — often also a writer, with a leaf-fring'd MFA — who has it all figured out. The realist novel is a scam, a factory producing cardboard imitations of bourgeois life. This is the person at the party who mentions...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Things to know about our book club
The Inquiring Minds Book Group was started 16 years ago by a teacher going on maternity leave who wanted to keep connected to friends and create opportunities for intellectual stimulation. We pride ourselves on in-depth...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Terry Gilliam has sort-of announced that he's working on a script based on Paul Auster's novel “Mr. Vertigo.” Auster (“The Music of Chance,” “Smoke,” “Blue in the Face”) is a niche novelist of great repute...
| Apr 13, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Moldy Peaches member Adam Green is presenting his debut art show, Teen Tech, at the Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery in New York. Â The exhibit consists of a dozenÂ sculptures of plaster, papier-mÃ¢chÃ©, or papier-mÃ¢chÃ© and mixed...