Drunken Savages with Quill Pens

Amit Majmudar
April 29, 2015
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At one point in his Philosophical Letters on the English, in which he observed the culture and society of France’s rival across the Channel, Voltaire, that paragon of French neoclassical taste, summarizes Hamlet. This is 1733; Shakespeare isn’t considered some…

On Henry Carlile

Jerry Harp
April 28, 2015
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Lately I’ve been fortunate to get to know Henry Carlile (b. 1934), a keen keeper and producer of our literary culture. Last semester he came to our campus to read, and we have spoken on several occasions. He is a…

No Strings

Cody Walker
April 26, 2015
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James Spader is profiled in today’s Times. He plays the robot villain in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron—but for me he’ll always be Graham Dalton, the all-too-human center of Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies, and videotape. (Checking the release date…

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