Archive for March 28th, 2006

The Western Canon that Was

Tuesday March 28th 2006, 6:38 pm

The “Five-foot Shelf” Reconsidered

On or about December, 1910,” Virginia Woolf wrote, “human character changed.” Woolf was not referring to a specific event so much as to a new cultural climate, a new way of looking at the world, that would become known as modernism. When he finished his introduction to the Harvard Classics in March […]

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

Tuesday March 28th 2006, 10:55 am

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

It’s also wrong to claim, as so many of his critics have, that Dick was limited by the conventions of science fiction-which are contemptuously dismissed by Dick’s admirer, Polish novelist Stanislaw Lem as a “threadbare lot of telepaths, cosmic wars, parallel worlds, and time travel.” Interested, like Burroughs and Ballard, in exploding […]

Art Spiegelman vs. the World

Tuesday March 28th 2006, 10:28 am

Art Spiegelman vs. the World
A comic.

Subjects: politics, cartooning

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