William Gass on Musil and the hovering life. * William Gass interviewed by Douglas Glover (audio). * Rorschach Audio on the radio transmissions in Cocteau’s Orphée. * The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf, 1937. An interview with Micheline Aharonian Marcom. * Deborah Levy in The Observer. * Peter Greenaway‘s portrait of John Cage (via). * Philip Glass speaks. * An interview with Steve Reich. * A portrait of composer Eliane Radigue. * The correspondence between Nabokov and Hitchcock. * Nabokov‘s notecards for Lolita. * Borges‘s lecture on the metaphor delivered at Harvard in 1967. * Metaphor as extratemporal moment in Proust and Musil. * A Laszlo Krasznahorkai reading list by Stephen Sparks. * On misunderstanding WG Sebald. * Ben Marcus interviewed in The Rumpus. * Stuart Hall R.I.P. * Sean O’Hagan on the gentrification of British culture. * Simon Critchley and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman happy talk. * Celebrating Derek Jarman. * Inside Derek Jarman. * Clarice Lispector TV interview. * Nicholas Shakespeare on Clarice Lispector. * Anti-Oedipus, 40 years on. * An interview with Perry Meisel about “imitation modernism” and the state of critical theory. * Johnny Rotten recording the vocals for “Anarchy in the UK“. * Who remembers John Lydon on the revived Jukebox Jury in 1979? * When we were still Surrealists. * Why read literature in the digital age? * Greil Marcus on Bookworm, 1989. * Nico. * The pram in the hall. * I predict a Pussy Riot. * Exene Cervenka. * Ben Lerner on the framing of art and life in The Flamethrowers: “‘There is no way you can frame it’ — part of the achievement of The Flamethrowers is to frame the liberatory and dangerous energies that attend breaking down the frame that separates art and life. In a sense, this is the novel at its most traditional: Miguel de Cervantes warns us against mistaking courtly romances with real life in Don Quixote (1605); Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary (1856) updates that theme”. * Rachel Kushner in The Quietus. * Leaving the Atocha Station reviewed. * The infamy of literature. * Broken Dimanche Press: “ * Brian Dillon in The Brooklyn Rail. *
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First posted: Monday, February 10th, 2014.