The Criterion Collection has announced a 39-film box set, Ingmar Bergman's Cinema, to be released on November 20!
Is 1922 the greatest year in literature? In this episode of The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast, I talk about three books that came out that year that put it in the running: James Joyce's Ulysses, Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room, and T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land. Here is 4. The Literary Annus Mirabilis: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and T.S. Eliot in 1922.
Trevor looks at William Trevor's "Taking Mr Ravenswood," from Last Stories. This is one of two stories in the collection that had not been published before.
This week The Criterion Collection released one of its landmark boxsets, Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood, which contains all six Hollywood films the director and star made together.
Summer is officially here! Here are some books coming out in July that have my interest.
The week's New Yorker fiction is Lauren Groff's "Under the Wave."
The Mookse and the Gripes started ten years ago, on July 1, 2008!
Víctor Erice's 1983 film, El Sur, is a masterpiece that feels all the more perfect for being, technically, "unfinished." The Criterion Collection recently released a new home video edition of the film.
This week's New Yorker fiction is Joseph O'Neill's "The First World."
I'm hoping for another great ten years, so before the celebration it's time to upgrade the server. This post is to warn of what I hope will be a tiny bit of downtime over the coming weekend.