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November 12

“The Master” review – Paul Thomas Anderson and the Death-Drive

One of the best ways to avert a certain kind of controversy is by allowing another kind to take its place. In other words, when you are going to write a controversial book, film or piece of music, if you want to avoid the controversy, overlap it with another controversy that will divert critics and […]

Swimming Home – Deborah Levy (Booker short list review)

“Each morning in every family, men women and children, if they have nothing better to do, tell each other their dreams. We are all at the mercy of the dream and we owe it to ourselves to submit its power to the waking state.” – La Revolution surrealiste, No.1, December 1924 So begins a novel […]