The playwright on his “Hollywood/male/monster-centric” reading list, and other books that are saving him.
The Award-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardot chooses a reading list to help him through the challenges of our times.
“My words are worth a dollar
on Amazon if I put them there.”
– Tyler Mills
“I know the standstill,
the mute glare”
– Joan Larkin
After forging his artistic voice in Lisbon’s nascent avant-garde, Jorge Colombo has built a career as an acclaimed illustrator for The New Yorker, and the photographic bard of Narrowsburg
In his book Fascination, his memoir of gay life in 1970s Long Island, a leading proponent of the New Narrative movement recalls his coming-of-age in a “seedy, Burroughs kind of place.”
Translated into English for the first time, a new collection of 15 essays by Stefan Zweig reflects the writer’s range of enthusiasms and interests, including this lovely paean to Gustav Mahler.
“People have notions of angels, that they look like people, Tito Papel had thought many times—and in many way this depiction of them is true—but what they never get right is their skin, which, with their tiny feathers, resemble more tall, beakless birds.”
The writer and humanitarian picks Ralph Ellison’s masterpiece on racism and exclusion, a Nigerian classic by Chinua Achebe, and a wrenching piece of reportage on Hiroshima.
Etgar Keret talks with Helen Phillips on not being enslaved by hatred, salvaging our dignity through humor, and the heartache of being a parent.