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W.G. Sebald

W.G. Sebald’s Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems, 1964–2001; Saturn's Moons; Grant Gee’s Patience (After Sebald).


Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street; Vera Farmiga’s Higher Ground; John Cassavetes’s Too Late Blues

Emily Bernard

Emily Bernard’s Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance.

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s White

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors, Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior

WPA poster advertising the 1938 production of Haiti

Laurent Dubois’s Hati: The Aftershocks of History.

Kenneth Goldsmith reading at the White House, May 11

David Orr’s Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry; Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writings

From À propos de Nice

The Complete Jean Vigo, Travis Wilkerson’s An Injury to One.

Joan Didion’s Blue Nights, Peter Van Buren’s We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.