THE EDITOR RECOMMENDS

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
http://www.theparisreview.org/


Founded in Paris by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton in 1953, The Paris Review began with a simple editorial mission: “Dear reader,” William Styron wrote in a letter in the inaugural issue, “The Paris Review hopes to emphasize creative work—fiction and poetry—not to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines and putting it pretty much where it belongs, i.e., somewhere near the back of the book. I think The Paris Review should welcome these people into its pages: the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders. So long as they're good.”
“In addition to the focus on original creative work, the founding editors found another alternative to criticism—letting the authors talk about their work themselves. The Review’s Writers at Work interview series offers authors a rare opportunity to discuss their life and art at length; they have responded with some of the most revealing self-portraits in literature. Among the interviewees are William Faulkner, Vladimir Nabokov, Joan Didion, Seamus Heaney, Ian McEwan, and Lorrie Moore. In the words of one critic, it is “one of the single most persistent acts of cultural conservation in the history of the world.”

Speak, Memory
By Oliver Sacks

“We, as human beings, are landed with memory systems that have fallibilities, frailties, and imperfections—but also great flexibility and creativity. Confusion over sources or indifference to them can be a paradoxical strength: if we could tag the sources of all our knowledge, we would be overwhelmed with often irrelevant information.”
To read more, click:
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/feb/21/speak-memory/?pagination=false 

Essays in Biography
By Joseph Epstein
“And speaking as one essayist to another, Epstein praises Eliot for writing “with a range and an amplitude of interest not seen in literary criticism since Matthew Arnold in the previous century or Samuel Johnson nearly two centuries earlier. This breadth, in which he spoke not for literature alone but for the larger social context in which literature was created , made Eliot seem, somehow, grander, more significant than such estimable American critics as Wilson and Trilling.”
To read more, click:
http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/epsteins-kaleidoscope/

Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST




  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)
  • MORE FROM GKEDUCATION&CAREERS

  • Kashmir

Don’t beg for return of martyrs’ bodies: Salahuddin

Srinagar, Feb 18:  The Chairman of the United Jehad Council Chairman Syed Salahuddin on Monday called on Kashmiris in general and family of Afzal Guru in particular not to ‘beseech for return of his More



  • Srinagar City

TRAFFIC JAMS IRK COMMUTERS

Chaos due to sudden vehicular rush: SP Traffic

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 18: After a continuous spell of curfew and strikes for nine consecutive days, various roads of the City on Monday witnessed chaos due to long traffic jams.  Long traffic jams were witnessed More




  • Jammu

NC-Cong Govt enhancing people’s pain: Mehbooba

Jammu Feb 18: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the Congress-NC coalition was only enhancing the pain caused by the unholy haste and secrecy adopted in the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru More



  • News

Militants storm govt complex in Peshawar; 7 killed

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Feb 18: Two suicide attackers disguised as security personnel blew themselves up after storming a government complex in the restive Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan today, killing five people More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Teaching Social Skills in Schools

We need to teach social skills to our students to deal with personal emotional states

LIFE SKILLS

PUPINDER SINGH BALI

We live in a competitive world and being globally connected, we need to understand and experience diverse culture of our state. We would need to determine whether every child in our state is ready to contribute More



ADD
Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions