From the age ofBeah was forced to serve in the armed forces and was exposed to violence, drugs, and manipulation. Hunger Hunger by Nobel Prize-winning author Knut Hamsun is the disturbing story of a struggling artist caught in the throes of hunger and starvation.
The complexity of characterization is one reason This Earth of Mankind works so well. Things Fall Apart Set in late 19th-century Nigeria, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a fictionalized account of the colonization of Africa by European nations seen through the experiences of an Igbo warrior struggling to maintain his traditions and culture in the midst of British colonization.
In Chris Ware's Building Stories, one character is able to partially reconcile her life's regret of neglecting to pursue a creative career because she dreams she had written the book she'd always hoped to. As it turned out, the incident was actually from a film called A Wing and a Prayer.
When I compiled my first song list, one restriction I imposed on myself and how controversial that has turned out to be!
Voices from Madagascar Voices from Madagascar is a collection of poems, short stories, and plays by contemporary writers on the island of Madagascar.
When Juan Preciado visits the town where his mother grew up, he finds a town inhabited entirely by ghosts. He only had about five minutes before one would melt, and had to hold his breath the whole time to keep from giving off any extra heat.
Silva and Officer Lituma from the Peruvian Army are called in to investigate. Ficciones Jorge Luis Borges may have been the most influential Spanish-language writer in the past century. In desperation, his mother calls his grandfather to talk some sense into Aref.
You could also just watch Freaks and Geeks. So many talented people of all kinds are featured in both, so take a look!
Alamut Set in the imposing Alamut Castle, Alamut by Vladimir Bartol tells the story of the Hashshashin—a Persian sect of Shia Islam famous for their warriors and assassins—and their plot to assassinate the Seljuk Sultan.
Because today is the tenth birthday of my blog, and this is my way of wishing my blog a happy birthday. I ask him to stand in front of it so I can take a Polaroid, the only picture I would have of him. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Through the madcap adventures of the often-delusional protagonist, Cervantes provided commentary on the role and form of contemporary literature.
There is some debate about whether or not the massacre is an accurate historical event, but whether or not it happened, the play has been a classic of Montenegrin literature for over a hundred years.
The novel is an exquisite story in its own right but also holds the distinction of providing a glimpse into one of the most secretive countries in the world.
Broken April Broken April is a modern masterpiece written by one of the premier novelists in Albania today. Get ready to travel someplace new without even putting on your shoes.
Or that our perception of reality is pretty inaccurate no matter what see: Strangely enough, my first mental images of the Lisbons' house came flooding back to me when I set foot inside a neighbor's for a wake a couple years ago. The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize, may be her most ambitious book to date.
Travels in Blood and Honey is part travel memoir, part recipe book, and part love letter to present-day Kosovo. I think I'd always assumed I'd at least get to watch my funeral go down and have a few suspicions confirmed concerning who would write awkward "Happy Birthday!
She is crazy talented and has taken photos for Rookie since the very beginning, and now has a stunning book out with Aperture called Kids in Lovein which I wrote a thing or two two. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran has never been out of print since its publication in and has been translated into more than 40 languages.
The story follows the experiences of a British family in Singapore during the Japanese occupation. What a bizarre course of events.
Any Rodarte collection that cites California as inspiration. Rustaveli is credited with influencing the Georgian language and literary tradition as much as Shakespeare did English. At the time of this shoot, I was parsing what in this year had seemed significant just because it was new, and then what was enriching.
I also interviewed Olivia Bee for Studio At its core, Faust is a story about temptation and redemption. As you can see, my hair is also shorter.
The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize, may be her most ambitious book to date. The Vegetarian The Vegetarian by Han Kang follows a young wife in Seoul as she decides to become a vegetarian after a series of disturbing dreams.When I began this blog, it was with the intention of reviewing films, and doing the occasional song list.
I had never read a book on cinema, and had no real interest in doing so, either: my perception of the genre, so to say, was a world of sleaze: biographies laying bare lives about which I did not want to know the sordid details.
Reading a book allows you to visit somewhere new, transporting you to the past, an imagined future, and entirely new worlds.
The best books are set in locations that are so vivid they feel like another character in the story. Today I am The Crucible, in which I play Mary Warren, opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre three weeks ago, March 31st—also the eight-year anniversary of this blog.
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The drama about conversion therapy is a showcase for the actor who excels at boy-next-door roles.Download