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A stunning and extraordinary film

JB and I saw a remarkable movie this afternoon, Ida, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. It’s a story about a young novitiate, Anna, who is told by her Mother Superior that she must visit her only living relative, an Aunt in … Continue reading

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Bruno Schulz’s The Street of Crocodiles

I came to this book through Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes, which is an excised novel of Schulz’s The Street of Crocodiles. Foer explains at the end of his book that he had always wanted to create an excised … Continue reading

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Repairing the world

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, established by the UN seven years ago, commemorating the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Shoah Foundation, founded by Steven Spielberg, after the filming of Schindler’s List, is an archive of over 52,000 … Continue reading

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