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All of It Singing New and Selected Poems By Linda Gregg Graywolf Though these poems -- influenced by the poet's years in Greece -- find Gregg alone in a landscape deserted by a man, she isn't despairing but contemplative, wry, amused. * * A Mercy...
Special to The TimesFOR THOSE of us who don't expect to travel soon to Tasmania, reading Nicholas Shakespeare's "Secrets of the Sea" is a decent alternative. His fifth novel draws much of its allure from its wild setting on this remote Australian island at the bottom of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOscar-winning director David Lean was so obsessed with making movies that, lying on his deathbed 17 years ago, he was still determined to film "Nostromo," an epic drama based on the novel by Joseph Conrad. "The day before he died I visited him,"...
Maryland libraries rank among the best in the country. You pay for them. Now get your money's worth. The movies you rent. The books you buy for $25 and $35 apiece. The video games costing $50 and more. Barney DVDs. They're often at the library, in most...
The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad John Stape Pantheon: 369 pp., $30 The "several lives" of Joseph Conrad have been much discussed. As John Stape declares in his preface, his biography is of the "fourth generation . . . (post Aubry and Curle, Baines,...
By Darin Strauss The daunting thing, of course, is the word itself. You hear "genius," you picture Wile E. Coyote, tinkering alone in the sierras, cobbling together the rocket-powered cycle on which he will catch only trouble. Sarajevo-born Chicago...
Tags: Vladimir Nabokov, Forehead, Jose Saramago, Judaism, Murder
By Art Winslow In an appreciation of Henry James written in 1905, his fellow novelist and acquaintance Joseph Conrad maintained that the writing of fiction was "rescue work, this snatching of vanishing phrases of turbulence, disguised in fair words, out...
Tags: The Happiest News!, Television, Arts, Infants, Language
Times Staff WriterHis next project, Hanif Kureishi is saying, will be a fat, juicy novel about a shrink, chockablock with "all the stuff that I'm interested in — you know, race, sex, politics, psychoanalysis, literature, TV." The time frame? The 1970s through July...
Special to The Times"Gabrielle" may well be director Patrice Chéreau's finest film, a period chamber drama drawn from a Joseph Conrad short story and of such intensity and passion that it transcends a specificity of time and place to achieve timelessness and universality....
Zap2It.comIf Peter Weir, Sam Peckinpah and Jim Jarmusch could somehow collaborate on a film written by Joseph Conrad, it would probably look something like "The Proposition," a new Australian Western from director John Hillcoat and writer Nick Cave. A minimalist...
Tags: John Hurt, Landforms, Emily Watson, Guy Pearce, Sam Peckinpah
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday January 23, 1998 Looking for a movie that's deep-dish romantic and old-fashioned, where passionate love shares billing with the power of the mighty ocean? No, it's not "Titanic" but "Swept From the Sea," a traditional emotional melodrama that...
Times Staff WriterOf all the monsters to go bump in the endless night of the movies, few have been as wonderfully frightening as the creature from "Alien." Designed by the Swiss artist H.R. Giger and first unleashed by director Ridley Scott in 1979, the extraterrestrial...
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