[Weekend Watch List] Dincolo de ficțiune. Despre viață, consolare și frumusețe

[Weekend Watch List] Dincolo de ficțiune. Despre viață, consolare și frumusețe

 După ce își creează lumile și le expun oamenilor - să le descoasă, cu ochi de cititor flămânzi, să le iubească sau să le urască, să le descompună și apoi să le recompună prin interpretări - scriitorii sunt căutați. Sunt căutăți pentru a răspunde la tot felul de întrebări - de la secretele scriiturii lor, la perspectiva despre societatea în care trăiesc și schimbările ei. În lista noastră de weekend am adunat o serie de nume contemporane, de la Franzen și Foer la Pamuk și Ngozi, pentru a închipui un mozaic: imaginea lumii noastre trecută prin filtrul minții lor. 


David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen and Mark Leyner interview on Charlie Rose (1996)

 Authors David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen and Mark Leyner debate the future of American fiction and the appeal it has to the younger generation.


Jonathan Safran Foer: "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" | Talks at Google

Celebrated novelist Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2005, etc.) examines the ethics and practical realities of eating things with faces. The book is a surprising but characteristically brilliant memoir-investigation, boasting an exhaustively-argued account of one man's decade-long struggle with vegetarianism. 


Of Beauty and Consolation. John M. Coetzee

Orhan Pamuk Interview: Do Not Hope for Continuity

“I ran away, but I returned, and I will continue to tell its story. It’s natural that I write about it because this is the best place I know.” Watch Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk in this interview about his relationship with Istanbul – now and then.


Orhan Pamuk: Nobel Prize-winning author on Turkey and authoritarianism

He's a giant of world literature, a master story-teller and a Nobel Prize winner. Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk has been openly critical of laws which curtail freedom of expression, particularly those which make it illegal to criticise Turkish President Recep Erdogan. We asked him about the political issues raised in his new book, The Red Haired Woman.  



Joe Rogan - Chuck Palahniuk on Censorship in Writing


Jhumpa Lahiri on writing, translation, and identity (full) | Conversations with Tyler

Author, teacher, and translator Jhumpa Lahiri joins Tyler for a conversation on identity, Rhode Island, writing as problem solving, reading across languages, the badness of book covers, Elena Ferrante, Bengali culture, the magic of Calcutta, Italian authors, Indian classical music, architectural influences, and much more.


Arts: A Conversation With Jeffrey Eugenides | The New York Times

The author discussed his celebrated novels, "The Virgin Suicides" and "Middlesex," and the decline of his hometown, Detroit, with Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the Book Review.


Why Karl Ove Knausgaard appreciates the insignificant details of life

In his new book, Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard steers clear of the introspective prose that defined his best-selling autobiography, “My Struggle.” Through letters and thoughts addresses to his unborn daughter, Knausgaard’s new essay collection “Autumn” explores the banal objects, feelings and habits that fill the day and “show the world as it is.” Knausgaard sits down with Jeffrey Brown.



Khaled Hosseini discusses A Thousand Splendid Suns


Talking children, women and Africa with author Chimamanda Adichie

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins Breaking Views with UNICEF to voice her concerns about the future of her country, the situation of children and the role of women in changing the future of Africa.


Yaa Gyasi: Homegoing

Born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, Yaa Gyasi has written a debut work that embraces her extended world in all its complexity. Tracing the descendants of two sisters torn apart in eighteenth-century Africa, Homegoing is a riveting, kaleidoscopic novel about race, history, ancestry, love, and time. Stretching from the wars of Ghana to the coal mines of the American South to twentieth-century Harlem, Gyasi’s tale captures the troubled spirit of our nation.


Zadie Smith Interview: On Shame, Rage and Writing

“Writing is all shame.” Zadie Smith – often referred to as “the superstar of British literature” – here talks about how shame can be used to “propel you on to something,” and why one must try to understand where people’s rage is coming from.



Zadie Smith: Artist and Citizen

A conversation from the Barnard International Artist Series:


Milan Kundera | INTERVIEW 1968 [English Subtitles]

Robert Grenier interviews Milan Kundera who speaks about the title of his book "La plaisanterie" (The Joke) and the characters within it, all the while balancing in an inflatable chair. This interview is from 1968, and it is an interesting point of contact to make with Kundera's literary career because he was not yet living in France.




Kazuo Ishiguro: On Writing and Literature

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro continues his conversation with Piya Chattopadhyay about his latest novel, "The Buried Giant," adapting his books into films, and the state of the literary scene today.   


10 Questions For Michael Chabon | TIME

The Pulitzer Prize winning author talks about his new book 'Telegraph Avenue' and why the movie 'John Carter' got a bad rap

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