Arthur C. Clarke’s short story “Sentinel of Eternity”, published in 1951 , which was used as a starting point for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
Philip Dick does not lead his critics an easy life, since he does not so much play the part of a guide through his phantasmagoric worlds as give the impression of one lost in their labyrinth.
Politics, Margaret Atwood once said, means “who is entitled to do what to whom, with impunity; who profits by it; and who therefore eats what.” The Handmaid’s Tale proves that Atwood is among the most telling political writers in the West today.
Joseph Stiglitz’s Globalization and its Discontents has sparked a major critical response since its publication in that it appears to encapsulate widespread doubts about globalization processes and their governance.
Full Text of Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness” (1899)
As a young man of 26 years, Sinclair spent seven weeks observing the daily lives of individuals who worked in the meat packing industry in Chicago’s Packingtown. Being from the South, an area torn by the Civil War, he hated poverty and its effects on humans.
In 1969, a then relatively unknown Michael Crichton reviewed Kurt Vonnegut’s latest novel, “Slaughterhouse Five”. In an ambivalent take, Crichton called it “hideous, ghastly, murderous—and calm.”
Subito dopo La stella e I nove miliardi di nomi di Dio, credo che La sentinella sia il mio racconto più noto, anche se non
Joseph Conrad, Cuore di tenebra, introduzione di Francesco Binni, traduzione di Luisa Saraval, Milano, Garzanti, 2002
Di Cuore di Tenebra la Linea d’ombra rappresenta idealmente l’antecedente immediato, anche se è stata scritta diciott’anni circa dopo l’altro racconto.
Sergio Saviane incontra Elsa Morante
The writer reflects on her bout with cancer, the fundamentals of love, and her “desert childhood” by Jonathan Cott The only possible metaphor one may
“Wealthy Farmer, Three of Family Slain: H.W. Clutter, Wife and Two Children Are Found Shot in Kansas Home.” The UPI dispatch below this headline, buried in the back pages of the November 15, 1959, New York Times,had an electrifying effect on novelist Truman Capote.
Profile of Philip K. Dick by Paul Williams published in the November 6, 1975 edition of Rolling Stone magazine
Ferenc Sánta’s novel Az otodik pecsét (The Fifth Seal; 1963) thematizes individual moral responsibility during a war
The French Lieutenant’s Woman is the third exercise in John Fowles’s luxuriant literary imagination. Vastly different from the two earlier novels, and far more successful critically and commercially, it is nonetheless another pretty odd book.
di Vladimir Nabokov Dopo che ho incarnato il soave John Ray, il personaggio di Lolita che stende la Prefazione, ogni commento diretto da parte mia
Fernanda Pivano parla del rapporto tra gli scrittori americani e il cinema
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Phillip K. Dick TO MAREN AUGUSTA BERGRUD AUGUST 10, 1923 — JUNE 14, 1967 AND STILL I DREAM
Frederic Raphael discusses “Dream Story” in terms of its cultural and historical context in fin-de-siècle Vienna, and comments on the implied Jewish identity of the main character
A candid conversation with the ironic author of “Slaughterhouse-five”