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Articles by Alex Verdolini

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Glass House

Arts, Feb 04 2010

by Alex Verdolini

A preliminary question: If you went out and found a really good sculptor, sat him down and said, “Make me a …

The Republic of Dreams

navigating Bruno Shulz's Drohobych

Arts & culture, Oct 22 2009

by Alex Verdolini

Drohobych, Galicia, 1942. The region had changed hands many times over the preceding half-century—at the turn of the century, Galicia belonged …

Of Floating Poets and Sorrowful Whores

“Echoes of Heian-Kyo” at the Boston MFA

Arts & Culture, Sep 28 2009

by Alex Verdolini

The art of juxtaposition is subtle, difficult to understand. Put two colors,scents, or images beside each other without further explanation, and …

THE BOOK DIED IN JANUARY: THE GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH AND THE FUTURE OF LITERATURE

Arts, Mar 12 2009

by Alex Verdolini

Like Nietzsche's madman, the twenty-first century prophets are running out onto the streets, their lanterns burning brightly in the daylight. They …

CAHIERS DU CINEMA: SCENES FROM THE PROVIDENCE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Arts, Feb 26 2009

by Alex Verdolini

Un Dimanche √† KigaliSet in the now-famous H√¥tel des Mille Collines (cf. Hotel Rwanda), Un Dimanche √† Kigali (A Sunday in …

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Literary, Feb 05 2009

by Alex Verdolini

i.a. mysterious confluence of parrotsThe eagle is an omen of victory. The owl is an omen of enlightenment and death. The …

MATSUO BASHO COMES TO ARKANSAS: FORREST GANDER'S "AS A FRIEND"

Arts, Nov 13 2008

by Alex Verdolini

As a Friend New Directions, 2008; 192 pp.The greatest difficulties of Forrest Gander's novel, As a Friend, lie in the first …

NEVER MIND THE MARKETS, HERE'S DAMIEN

Arts, Sep 25 2008

by Alex Verdolini

It should have been a flop. Just a week before "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever," Sotheby's gargantuan sale of new work …

SNOW GLOBE OR EGG?: ANDERSON'S TRANSSIBERIAN ROMP SHAKES BOTH WAYS

Arts, Sep 18 2008

by Alex Verdolini

On Easter Day at the turn of the twentieth century, the Tsar Nicholas II presented the Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna with a …

Islanders

A story

Literary, Feb 14 2008

by Alex Verdolini

1 I met her at the young girl's funeral. We were sitting in the tenth pew, I remember. Our island is …

Paralysie Francaise

Or shit, it was a dream

Arts & Culture, Feb 14 2008

by Alex Verdolini

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY Directed by Julian Schnabel [Miramax Films/Pathe Distribution, 114 minutes] It's not so easy to make …