A 1959 recording of Flannery O’Connor reading “A Good Man is Hard to Find.”
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Finished Geoff Dyer’s Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasai last weekend for one of the book groups I’m in. At first, I wasn’t as impressed with it as I’d been with his other work, but over time, the gulf between its two sections — one third-person, set in Venice, the other first-person and set in Varanasai — began to impress me more and more. Dyer leaves open the question of whether the protagonist of the first section is the narrator of the second, and out of the tension that exists there emerges something strange and ambiguous and, ultimately, deeply moving. I’m presently reading this New Yorker dialogue with Dyer about the novel and finding it interesting. (And Dyer is, as always, incredibly charming.) Continue reading
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According to Google, this guy is rocking an a la souvarov sideburn/mustache combo.
Olive Reader hangs out with Shutter Island writer Dennis Lehane’s publicist , and she tells us what it was like to go to a big time movie premiere.
- Boing Boing discusses Luc Sante’s wonderful Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930.
- Pukekos does you a huge favor, and makes the No New York comp available.