This Week’s Reading, 17.3.12
What tickled the Honest hive mind this week:
- Black and white drawings by French comic artist Moebius, who has passed away. Our leader image is a snippet of this.
- A couple of lit mag links to get things rolling. Blood Lotus #23 is online and waiting for your close attention, as is the latest issue of Orbis (#158), with Linda Ann Strang the featured poet. Have you read Linda’s work yet? There’s a taster here. Criminal Class Review Volume 5 is also on the prowl.
- TamTam Books serves up the best of Boris Vian.
- Striking images of Parisian prostitutes from the ’50s and ’60s, by Christer Strömholm – from his latest book.
- Notes from a Videodrome test screening. Check the fourth tile: “SUCKED”.
- This is old, but we saw it again this week, and it never fails to entertain, so it gets in – Hunter S. Thompson unloads on an unsuspecting AV dealer.
- Putin suggests a new canon for Russia.
- Human rights organisation fails to get historical context, seeks to ban Dante’s Divine Comedy.
- This coming Tuesday, there’s probably a reading of imprisoned Chinese author Liu Xiaobo’s work near you.
- Paul Celan’s Todesfuge, recited by the poet (English translation here):
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