Literature was not Rosset’s only interest. Grove also published film...– From Barney Rosset’s obituary in The Guardian.
One image that did become synonymous with the 1970 protest movement, is the...– Black Thursday by Antoni Krauze and its relationship to Wajda’s Czlowiek z zelaza
The last letter of a burning man
Dear Maria, Do not cry. It would be a waste of energy, and you will be needing it. I lived sixty years for this moment. It couldn’t be otherwise, forgive me. I will die so that truth, humanity and freedom do not die, and this is a lesser evil than the death of millions. Do not come to Warsaw- nothing and no one can help me, We are approaching Warsaw, and I’m writing on the train,...
MY REVIEW OF JOHN AKOMFRAH'S NEW FILM, THE NINE... →
A Short Film About Love
It seems that Kieslowski’s film, A Short Film About Love, expanded from its place in his towering Dekalog series, covers all types of love; but ultimately, and perhaps somewhat cruelly, dissolving them into a type of illusion by the films bloodied end. Tomek, a virginal 19 year old post office worker, watches Magda through his telescope at 8.30 every night. His alarm clock rings, and he...