Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts
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Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures, designed by Peter Saville.

discover-badge-circle-rhystranter-comA selection of the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that have caught my eye this week. Highlights include: an interview with President Barack Obama on his life as a reader and writer; the late Mark Fisher’s discussion of post-punk group Joy Division; a free Yale course on the American Novel since 1945; and much more.
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Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts
Elisabeth Moss in the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Elisabeth Moss in the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

discover-badge-circle-rhystranter-comIn the first weekly-round up of the year, a selection of the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that have caught my eye. Including: a premiere date for Hulu’s adaptation of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale; J.R.R. Tolkien’s grandson on one of the key influences on The Lord of the Rings; tributes pour in for the late art critic John Berger; Karl Marx’s favourite London haunts; and much more.
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Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts
Carrie Fisher portrays Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise
Carrie Fisher portrays Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise

discover-badge-circle-rhystranter-comIn the final weekly-round up of the year, a selection of the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that have caught my eye this holiday season. Including: reflections on the legacy of actress and screenwriter Carrie Fisher; an interview with Bethany Rose Lamont, whose print journal Doll Hospital uses art and literature to explore mental health issues; 2016’s most essential jazz reissue; and much more.
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Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts


discover-badge-circle-rhystranter-comThe weekly round-up brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: 10 moments that rocked the literary world in 2016; Siri Hustvedt on modern misogyny; the growing resurgence of Philip Roth’s ‘what if?’ historical novel The Plot Against America; and much more.
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Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

The weekly round-up brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: 10 things you didn’t know about Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment; Laurence Jackson Hyman on his mother, Shirley Jackson; and Bob Dylan’s acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature. (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

The weekly round-up brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: Zadie Smith on Trump and multiculturalism; photographer John Minihan on spending a day with Francis Bacon and William Burroughs; and a look at the house where H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

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This is the fourteenth in a series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: Toni Morrison offers her take on the US election; a new edition of Barthes Studies hits the virtual shelves (free-of-charge); and a look at poet Arthur Rimbaud’s little-known work behind the camera. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

This is the thirteenth in a series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: twenty questions with Lydia Davis; writers respond to the election of US President Trump; and the final volume of Reiner Stach’s Kafka biography is published in English translation. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

After a brief hiatus, the weekly round-up returns! This is the twelfth in a series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: a literary and cultural history of worrying; writer reflections on the work of J. G. Ballard five years after his death; and the movie that inspired the creator of Mad Men to make an independent film. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

Happy Halloween! This is the tenth in a weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: Zadie Smith on Beyoncé; Wittgenstein’s love of detective fiction; and a selection of ghoulish links to things that go bump in the night. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

This is the ninth in a weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: John Coltrane’s handwritten outline for A Love Supreme; Peter Mendelsund’s beautiful designs of W. G. Sebald’s books; and a celebration of the ‘US queen of gothic horror’, Shirley Jackson. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

This is the eighth in a weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: Bob Dylan becoming the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for Literature; Rebecca Solnit’s map of New York that celebrates women; and the treasure trove of archival materials celebrating T. S. Eliot’s life and work. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

This is the seventh in a weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: Stanley Kubrick’s annotated copy of Stephen King’s The Shining; a review of the new Angela Carter biography by Edmund Gordon; and why the Hallmark Card company owns thousands of priceless artworks. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

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This is the sixth in a weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: H. R. Giger’s artwork for Frank Herbert’s Dune; an two-part interview about the letters of Samuel Beckett; and the total figure that Truman Capote’s ashes raised at auction. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

This is the fifth in a new weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: Thelonious Monk’s tips for playing a gig; a free course on creative writing from William Burroughs; and a review of the first authorised biography of Angela Carter. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)