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Saul Bellow’s Spectacular Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech on How Art and Literature Ennoble the Human Spirit | Brain Pickings

Saul Bellow’s Spectacular Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech on How Art and Literature Ennoble the Human Spirit | Brain Pickings. “Only art penetrates … the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight

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Interview with John Banville, a portrait in ‘The Guardian’ and more…

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/2105250/Das-ganze-Interview-mit-John-Banville?setTime=17.06#/beitrag/video/2105250/Das-ganze-Interview-mit-John-Banville Extraordinary interview with the Irish writer John Banville for the German literature TV show ‘Das blaue Sofa’ from 7th Mar 2014 about his latest novel ‘Ancient Light’ from 2012 that is published now in Germany. “All art is an

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Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 163, William T. Vollmann

Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 163, William T. Vollmann. William T. Vollmann, the author of eleven books, all published since 1987, has become known for his highly unusual prolificity, for his extraordinary stylistic pyrotechnics, for the unique

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‘The Letter of Lord Chandos’ by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Hugo von Hofmannsthal The Letter of Lord Chandos   THIS is the letter Philip, Lord Chandos, younger son of the Earl of Bath, wrote to Francis Bacon, later Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, apologizing for his complete abandonment of literary

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