Articles tagged nobel prize

23 Aug 2011 // 8:50 AM

An American in Svartelfheim

Like the journeys to Europe of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Richard Feynman, Invincible Iron Man scribe Matt Fraction offers a meditation the encounter between democratic values and the aristoi.

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‘The Magician of Lublin’ Is The Tale of a Talented Man Who Simply Cannot Control Himself

A man wrestles with his own limitless appetites in this moving, early novel from Isaac Bashevis Singer.

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2 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

Blindness by Jose Saramago

The women have the strength to withstand the chaos; the men shirk at the responsibility, although they too eventually follow the women’s lead.

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2 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

In the Land of the Blind

Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s Blindness fails because the source material doesn’t easily lend itself to cinema, and because the filmmaker is clearly out of his depth.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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