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Yasmina Reza

“I find frivolousness to be very deep. The frivolous is the foam that floats over the depths. Human drama doesn’t consist of big tragic incidents. Naturally, they happen in the course of a life—but.

John Updike

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John Updike’s early infatuation with cartoons influenced his writing more than one might think. Jeet Heer writes about Updike’s fan letters to comic artists and the bedesque, or “comic strip-influenced,” nature of his prose.

Yasmina Reza ( Francia)

Yasmina Reza , is a French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter best known for her plays 'Art' and God of Carnage.

An excerpt from the first English translation of Georges Perec’s “I Remember.”

I Remember Georges Perec

Georges Perec - French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist, and essayist.

sometimes, I think the moonlight shines brighter than the sun. then i remember, one is the reflection of the the other. They are equal and opposite forces.

Pinner sez: sometimes, I think the moonlight shines brighter than the sun. then i remember, one is the reflection of the the other. They are equal and opposite forces.

Ezra Pound The Paris Review

Ezra Pound and W. Yeats ate a peacock, Karl Ove Knausgaard travels across America for The New York Times Magazine, and rereading Eileen Simpson’s “Poets in Their Youth.” Read more of today’s arts and culture news.

Evelyn Waugh

October 1903 – 10 April Evelyn Waugh: "Aesthetic value is often the by-product of the artist striving to do something else.

Betsy, Tacy, and Tib from the Maud Hart Lovelace books - illustration by Lois Lenski

Betsy, Tacy, and Tib from the Maud Hart Lovelace books - illustration by Lois Lenski

Staying Out of Trouble: An Interview with Julia Wertz

Staying Out of Trouble: An Interview with Julia Wertz

“I have a conflicted relationship with the city. I do live an isolated life—I live alone, I work alone, I travel alone.

“He lived, sang and suffered / in gloomy and difficult times / he sought death here / and found immortality.” The suicide pact of Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel.

Final Chapter

“He lived, sang and suffered / in gloomy and difficult times / he sought death here / and found immortality.” The suicide pact of Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel.

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