All posts tagged: Russia

Man Is Not a Rock – The Baffler

art, etc. / writing

In any art, but especially in writing, you have to be totally possessed by it if you are to keep going in spite of any circumstances. Joseph Brodsky, via Man Is Not a Rock – The Baffler. Related articles Man is Not a Rock, by Joseph Brodsky VIDEO: Inside Brodsky’s ‘Room and a Half’ Shorties (An Interview with Nikki Giovanni, Stream the New Vaccines Album, and more) Are these the 10 best city novels? Brodsky […]

Hmmm, if they can’t fool him

books / Current Affairs

JOHN LE CARRE PUZZLED BY RUSSIAN SPIES’ MOTIVES The Associated Press, July 10, 2010 LONDON (AP) — John le Carre, master of the Cold War espionage novel, says he can’t comprehend what the 10 Russian spies kicked out of the United States this week thought they were doing. In a commentary published Saturday in The Guardian newspaper, le Carre writes: “Who did they think they were protecting in their distorted, programmed little minds as they […]