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Book review: Summer reading

Books to keep you informed and entertained in the dog days Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to relax with a good book and a refreshing drink. Whether you’re
July 4, 2012
Charles Bernstein

Book review: All the Whiskey in Heaven

Charles Bernstein’s selected poems shows lyric expression amongst experimentation The most pleasurable aspect of reading a poet’s selected works is witnessing the evolution of his or her style over the years, a
May 30, 2012
Uncreative Writing

Book review: Uncreative Writing

Kenneth Goldsmith’s theories are fascinating, if not entirely convincing The most appropriate way to review Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing, an inspiring, controversial and engaging critical survey-cum-manifesto, would be to simply copy and
May 16, 2012
Ivan Klíma

Interview With Ivan Klíma

The lauded Czech novelist talks about history, biography and what really matters to him Anyone even remotely familiar with Czech literature will know Ivan Klíma and his work. The author of more
February 29, 2012
Out of the Vinyl Deeps

Book review: Out of the Vinyl Deeps

Trenchant writings on music and culture from The New Yorker’s first pop critic In a world where anyone with access to the Internet can deem themselves a music critic, it is fruitful
December 28, 2011
Rilke memorial bust Prague

Bust of R.M. Rilke unveiled in Prague

One of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague December 4, 1875. Rilke grew up at Jindrisska 19, just off Wenceslas Square. To commemorate the anniversary
December 8, 2011
Occupy Wall Street library

The Literature Of Occupy Wall Street

The “Occupy” protests that have swept cities throughout the United States and elsewhere have been portrayed as hopelessly unoccupied, a judgment that casts a blind eye toward the internal evidence of the
November 4, 2011
Ewald Osers (1917-2011)

Ewald Osers (1917-2011)

One of the most outstanding translators of Central European literature into English, Ewald Osers, has died at the age of 94. Osers, born in Prague to a German-speaking Jewish family in 1917,
October 14, 2011
the palace of Queen Amanishakheto

Digging deep in the sands of time

Want to take trip back in time? Pick up a shovel and a plane ticket to northeast Africa. In the world of archaeology, Sudan is a goldmine. The country contains some of
February 2, 2011
Strahov Library Prague

Help Poet Dean Young

Poet Dean Young, author of ten books and perhaps the leading American surrealist, has a degenerative heart condition that requires an immediate transplant. You can help by making a donation to the
December 12, 2010
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