“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.” – Jean-Luc Godard, film director Here is one of the stories…
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When Umberto Eco’s second novel, Foucault’s Pendulum, was published in English, I reviewed it, and I must have been in an unusually bad mood, because I…
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This may be the most remarkable photograph I’ve ever been part of: Here’s how it came about. When I was president of PEN America, I argued that we lived…
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NOTES ON LUIS BUÑUEL (AND JEANNE MOREAU AND CHARLIE CHAPLIN)
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A story by Salman Rushdie
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An Entertainment in 49 Episodes
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In 1965, when I was eighteen years old at Cambridge University, the Arts Cinema near the Market Square was my favorite place. That year I saw two films…
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One of the most interesting things about the creation of In Cold Blood is how quick off the mark Truman Capote was in his pursuit of this “true crime…
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or, The Interpretation of Dreams
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#1: V.S. Naipaul
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(But I didn't make the final cut.)
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In 1981, I reviewed Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler for the London Review of Books. (You can find that review here…
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