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Robert Bresson’s The Devil, Probably; Maurice Pilat’s Police; Leo McCary’s My Son John.
How the work of a literary critic became the proxy for our preoccupation with the horrors of torture.
A Russian novelist’s fight, in life and art, to see the world afresh in all its cruelty and splendor.
Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger’s Jews and Words.
Judith Long on Jane Sharples, Allison Kilkenny on the fight for Philly’s schools
The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.
In his writing and life, Thomas Bernhard led a charge in the opposite direction. His publisher always broke his fall.