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  • How Literature Saved My Life

    Looking through a hyper-personal lens, David Shields offers opinions and proclamations on what makes particular writers important.

  • Joseph Anton

    Salman Rushdie’s story of living under a ‘fatwa’ is ultimately a moving tale of fidelity to principle.

  • Milan Kundera: 10 quotes on his birthday

    To celebrate the 83rd birthday of Milan Kundera, here are some favorite quotes from the novelist.

  • One Day: movie review

    One Day: movie review

    'One Day' is a rom-com weepie that fails to explain why two would-be lovers should care about each other year after year.

  • Liu Xiaobo: Vaclav Havel confronts Chinese on sentencing of dissident

    Liu Xiaobo: Vaclav Havel confronts Chinese on sentencing of dissident

    Former dissident and Czech president Vaclav Havel visited the Chinese Embassy in Prague this week in support of Liu Xiaobo, a Charter 08 author and democracy activist who received an 11-year prison sentence last month. Mr. Havel was a principal author of Charter 77, which targeted suppression in the Soviet East Bloc.

  • Murder mystery vexes ex-Soviet bloc

    Murder mystery vexes ex-Soviet bloc

    The death of Bulgarian writer Georgi Markov in 1978 raises questions about Europe's lingering ties to communism.