Posts Tagged: Telegraph
Among those who bemoaned the change of rules were a number of British novelists. Why did they assume their American counterparts were better? Or if they thought Americans were just different, why did they assume judges would prefer the game the Americans were playing?
After a panel at the House of Commons about copyright issues, author Joanne Harris writes in the Telegraph about the difficulty of being successful within the publishing industry. Among other factors, she attributes some of the failure to readers’ misconceptions about the lives of writers:
Part of the problem…is that, thanks to the media, the public has a distorted view of what the average author’s life is like.
Still obsessed with Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel? Check out this interview with Anderson concerning the influence of author Stefan Zweig on his newest film. Anderson and George Prochnik discuss the form and the themes of Zweig’s work, and the lasting resonance it has today, at the Telegraph....more
If you’ve ever felt like reading good literature gives you more comfort and insight than any self-help book ever could, you’re probably onto something.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool recently conducted a study indicating that the brain “lights up” bigger and brighter when grappling with Shakespeare and Wordsworth than when taking in ordinary prose....more
The White Shadow, Alfred Hitchcock’s long lost film from the 1920’s, has been found (in part), buried in the New Zealand Film Archive.
One of four reels of nitrate film prints were uncovered—the “missing link” in studying the cinematic trajectory of Hitchcock’s career....more