June 6, 2013
Here’s a really interesting interview conducted by the great Australian journalist John Pilger with Salman Rushdie.
The interview took place several years before the release of The Satanic Verses and the ensuing craziness.
Besides literature and politics, Rushdie candidly discusses the racism he dealt with as a young man living in England.
May 25, 2013
Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway was published on this day in 1925. Set on a single day in London, in June of 1923, it tells the parallel stories of Clarissa Dalloway, who is throwing a party, and Septimus Warren Smith, a shell-shocked World War One veteran. A perfect high modernist work, here are some of the reasons why the book still matters.
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