Monthly Archives: January 2011

Whatever Works (or not, as the case may be)

Woody Allen’s 34th film as writer and director was heralded in many quarters, at the time of its 2009 pre-release, as a long overdue return to the auteur’s under-indulged comedic roots. Apparently an updated rewrite of a dusted down discarded … Continue reading

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On First Looking into Bellow’s Letters

Saul Bellow: Letters, edited by Benjamin Taylor (Viking: 2010) No, I’m not going to essay a sonnet on the subject (sorry for any disappointment); but I must confess, upon belated receipt of this splendid tome, to feeling a kind of … Continue reading

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