Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Passing of Theo Angelopoulos

Late last night, while listening to Chopin, I heard of the death of the Greek film maker Theo Angelopoulos.  The final scene of this great director’s life could not have been more symbolic: a pedestrian hit by a moving machine  … Continue reading

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Turning to John Berger–Home

It’s always like this with John Berger’s writing–you turn to it, in moments of intensity.  It almost does not make a difference which book you pick off your shelf. You pick one, open it at any page, and start reading. … Continue reading

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“The Valise” in American Literary Review, Fall 2011

My essay, “The Valise,” is featured in the current issue of American Literay Review. Find it in better bookstores, read it, if you have the inclination and time. This is the opening: It was a dusty, brown suitcase, the handle … Continue reading

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