This Week’s Reading, 25.3.12
Things that cornered our addled, easily distracted minds this week:
- Portion of ‘Tab. CXI (Strange Babies)’, by Albertus Seba. Full image at Biblioklept.
- Discovering Amos Tutuola. (Thanks, Paul).
- Russian Avant-Garde books at AbeBooks.
- In the UK, Ireland and Switzerland, Film4’s ‘Extreme’ season is running until Thursday 29th March. Disturbing, provocative, boundary-obliterating classics aplenty here, including Naked, Dogtooth, and Antichrist.
- The London Book Fair jumps into bed with the Chinese government.
- An oversight of Luis Buñuel’s ‘Red Years’.
- Juxtapoz has a nice little piece on Swedish surrealist illustrator Marcus Gunnar. More of Gunnar’s design work at his site.
- The list geeks at Flavorwire scour their record collection for 10 great odes to writers.
- Full Stop’s Scott Beauchamp critiques the latest trailer for the On the Road movie.
- Fantastic book auctions – priceless books from too many lit hard-hitters to mention.
- Saying a fond farewell to Italian screenwriter and poet Tonino Guerra. Despite what Twitter would have you believe, Pedro Almodovar isn’t toes-up yet.
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder – one of the greats in a long and amazing interview:
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