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Jane Gardam: “The Tribute”

Lee continues to explore the mighty works in The Stories of Jane Gardam with “The Tribute.” Read the full post.

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The 2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist

The 2015 Man Booker Prize longlist has been announced. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “The Beggar Maid”

Trevor and Betsy tackle the title story of Alice Munro’s The Beggar Maid. Read the full post.

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Heinz Insu Fenkl: “Five Arrows”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Heinz Insu Finkl’s “Five Arrows.” Come join in the discussion. Read the full post.

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Elizabeth Taylor: A Wreath of Roses

Elizabeth Taylor has entered my personal Pantheon, largely on the strength of this single novel, A Wreath of Roses, which I think everyone should go read. Read the full post.

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The Eclipse Viewer Episode 31: Pearls of the Czech New Wave Part I

David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 31: Pearls of the Czech New Wave Part I. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.

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Flicker Alley’s 3-D Rarities

If you don’t know Flicker Alley, you should get to know them. They just put out a fantastic Blu-ray filled with cinematic history: 3-D Rarities. Read the full post.

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Tessa Hadley: “Silk Brocade”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Tessa Hadley’s “Silk Brocade .” Come join in the discussion. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Wild Swans”

Trevor and Betsy continue their work through Alice Munro’s The Beggar Maid. Here are their thoughts on “Wild Swans.” Read the full post.

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Jan Troell: Here Is Your Life

This week The Criterion Collection returns to 1960s Swedish cinema by releasing Jan Troell’s debut feature, Here Is Your Life, a beautifully shot and constructed three-hour bildungsroman. Trevor reviews the film and the Blu-ray release. Read the full post.

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A Price Too High: Henry James’s The Aspern Papers

Simon continues his trek through the works of Henry James with The Aspern Papers. Read the full post.

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CriterionCast Episode 161: Luchino Visconti’s Senso

Once again, I had the great pleasure of joining in a conversation at The CriterionCast, this time to discuss Luchino Visconti’s 1954 film, Senso. Read the post and find a link to the podcast.

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Alain Resnais: Hiroshima mon amour

Today The Criterion Collection is releasing a new Blu-ray edition of Alain Resnais’s enigmatic, beautiful film about tragedy and memory, Hiroshima mon amour. Trevor reviews the film and Blu-ray edition. Read the full post.