Zadie Smith: «La historia de la esclavitud que se enseña en Estados Unidos no es cierta»


La escritora británica Zadie Smith – DOMINIQUE NABOKOV La publicación en España de la quinta novela de la autora británica, «Tiempos de swing», es uno de los acontecimientos literarios del año Inés Martín Rodrigo@imartinrodrigoSeguir 22/10/2017 01:38hActualizado:22/10/2017 01:38h No es fácil hablar con Zadie Smith (Londres, 1975). Es una de las «rock star» del universo literario […]

Harry Potter, entre la ciencia y la mística


Una de las salas de la exposición «Harry Potter: una historia de magia» – REUTERS La Biblioteca Británica de Londres celebra los 20 años de un fenómeno editorial sin precedentes con una exposición IVÁN ALONSO Londres22/10/2017 01:37hActualizado:22/10/2017 01:37h Varias generaciones, millones de personas le deben mucho al retraso de un tren que partía de Manchester […]

Q&A and Giveaway: The Complete Maiden Lane Series by Elizabeth Hoyt – Plus an Exclusive Reveal!


 When people come to me for historical recommendations I always tell them about the Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt. Honestly, it’s my favorite historical series out there, and while the books are connected, they can easily be read as stand-alones, which makes it perfect for binge reading. Hold that thought because we’ve got a […]

Leave Novelists Out of Fiction


Private Collection/Portal Painters/Bridgeman Images Jonathan Wolstenholme: Shakespearean Scholar, 2003 Why do we have so many novels and films featuring writers and artists? Films abound—Amadeus, Picasso, Turner, Oscar Wilde, Neruda, Leopardi. In fiction we have, among others, Michael Cunningham’s Virginia Woolf in The Hours, Colm Tóibín’s Henry James in The Master. And now the English novelist […]

Poldark 3.03


“How is it suddenly 5 a.m.?!” <p class="wpematico_credit"><small>Powered by <a href="http://ift.tt/2mkPqnk; target="_blank">WPeMatico</a></small></p> ” data-medium-file=”” data-large-file=”” class=”alignright wp-image-65422″ src=”http://ift.tt/2yI8yEW&#8221; alt=”Poldark Season 3 poster” width=”275″ height=”388″/>Note: the recaps this season are written from the British airings, which often have 6-10 minutes that the US airings do not. If you’re reading this and going “Hey, I don’t remember […]

October Book Club Announcement


We’ve selected With This Curse by Amanda DeWees for our October read for the SBTB book club. Our official selection post has some more information on the book, including Elyse’s thoughts on why it’s a great Gothic pick for the month of October. Our chat will occur on Wednesday, October 25 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm EDT. That afternoon, we’ll […]

Uncovering Indonesia’s Act of Killing


AP Images Soldiers taking suspects to prison during an anti-Communist crackdown in which some 500,000 Indonesians were killed, Jakarta, October 30, 1965 “My grandfather was a professor in Bali in 1965, and he was killed. We don’t even know which mass grave his body was thrown into,” said one of the volunteers, a college student […]

Blade Runner’s Immaterial Girls


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Ana de Armas as Joi and Ryan Gosling as K in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, 2017 In Dreaming by the Book (1999), Elaine Scarry offers an account of the workings of the literary imagination, how a fiction’s “erased imperatives” conjure a world as we read. When we open, say, Vladimir […]

Staff Picks: Foxes, Unicorns, and Ghostworms


Yrsa Daley-Ward’s new collection, bone, opens with a small explosion, a two-line poem called “Intro”: “I am the tall dark stranger / those warnings prepared you for.” The poems that follow pick up the dual meaning here—of threat and of erotic desire. Often, the two are intertwined, as when she writes of an affair, “Remember […]

Racy Public Art Exposes Paris’s Invisible Borders


Joep van Lieshout at the unveiling of Domesticator at the Centre Pompidou. Photo: Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt for Carpenters Workshop Gallery This week, after a social-media barrage declared it obscene, officials refused to install a sculpture called Domestikator in the Tuileries Gardens near the Louvre. The same piece was then accepted by, and set up outside, the […]

Norma Does Not Lie: On Believing Women


Sondra Radvanovsky and Joseph Calleja. Photo: Ken Howard for the Metropolitan Opera. Ten years ago, the first time I saw Vincenzo Bellini’s 1831 opera, Norma, at the Met, I noticed one quirky bit of stage business. In the opera, the Roman proconsul Pollione has come to 50 B.C.E. Gaul to pacify the locals. He’s also pursuing […]

Esta copia de Fahrenheit 451 sólo se puede leer si la quemas


Alfredo Álamo el 20 de octubre de 2017 en Noticias El clásico de la ciencia ficción recibe una edición peculiar. ¿Te arriesgarías a acercar una llama? Fahrenheit 451, la mítica novela de Ray Bradbury, es uno de los libros clásicos de la ciencia ficción y cuya proyección ha alcanzado al cine y la televisión. La […]

«Apegos feroces», de Vivian Gornick, libro del año para los libreros de Madrid


Vivian Gornick, autora de «Apegos feroces» – MITCHELL BACH «¿Mau iz io?», de Carson Ellis, premiado como mejor álbum ilustrado y «Los hombres me explican cosas», de Rebecca Solnit, mejor libro de ensayo EP@abc_cultura Madrid20/10/2017 12:37hActualizado:20/10/2017 12:45h Noticias relacionadas La novela «Apegos feroces» (Sexto Piso), de Vivian Gornick, se ha alzado con el premio a […]

Roxane Gay, Historical Romances, & a Contemporary


An Untamed State An Untamed State by Roxane Gay is $1.99! This is a highly recommended piece of contemporary fiction. It’s harrowing and emotional as it chronicles a woman’s kidnapping, rescue, and recovery. This is Gay’s debut novel and there are definitely some trigger warnings for this book. For those who have read it, what did […]