THE SEVERAL LIVES OF JOSEPH CONRAD
By John Stape
Pantheon, 369 pages, $30
Asked by Ford Maddox Ford to contribute to a memorial supplement to the Transatlantic Review in honor of the recently deceased Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway groused about friends who disparaged Conrad; he complained that most of the people he Read More
Chris Matthews’ line on Zarqawi’s death yesterday—”he’s dead as Julius Caesar”—was ten times as poetic as President Bush’s: “Zarqawi has met his end.” And Bush’s writers had more advance warning than Matthews’s.
I gather the line comes from Malone on The Untouchables.
Or did they steal it from Joseph Conrad’s Read More
So you think you know your Hitchcock? O.K., let’s play a game. I
want you to link up the following Hitchcock movies, but without using date,
genre or actor. All you’re allowed is theme or, at a push, subtext-or
sub-theme, or inter-text, or whatever lingo is the flavor of the month on the
nation’s campuses. Read More
” There are many things in this incident … which have remained obscure. “
-the French lieutenant in Lord Jim
I’ve been paying attention to Teddy Kennedy again. I’m not sure why, but every now and then I can’t help returning to this remarkable American character. Our Lord Jim.
The immediate cause was Read More