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  • Chicagoland book club: Rachel Jacobsohn's Socratic method

    Chicagoland book club: Rachel Jacobsohn's Socratic method
    One thing to know about your book group: This is more literature seminar than coffee klatch. That's partly because the books are so challenging (“A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian” by Marina Lewycka?) and partly because our leader,...
  • Book review: 'The Notebook' by Jose Saramago

    Book review: 'The Notebook' by Jose Saramago
    Jose Saramago, the Portuguese novelist who died this past Friday at the age of 87, had a lot going for him and a lot going against him. In 1998, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and called "the most gifted novelist alive in the world today"...
  • 'Blindness' looks for second chance in Toronto

    'Blindness' looks for second chance in Toronto
    Will a newly retooled version of "Blindness" survive its bumpy ride on the Croisette to become the eye-opening experience of the Toronto Film Festival? That's what Miramax and director Fernando Meirelles are hoping. About halfway thru the film's...
  • Movie review: Blindness -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Fascinating as sci-fi, paltry as a parable, Blindness is one of the movie year's most daring failures. This fable about an epidemic of "white blindness" from the gritty Brazilian Fernando Meirelles looks and feels like an I Am Legend for grown ups. In...
  • 'Blindness'

    Fascinating as sci-fi, paltry as a parable, "Blindness" is one of the movie year's most daring failures. This fable about an epidemic of "white blindness" from the gritty Brazilian Fernando Meirelles looks and feels like an "I Am Legend" for grown-ups....
  • Nobel laureates in literature: the good, the bad and the Nazi

     
    When the Nobel Prize in literature was announced this month, the name "Herta Muller" met much American head-scratching. Muller, an ethnically German Romanian who writes of trials of living under a repressive dictatorship, has a strong reputation in Europe...
  • Festival of Books: author Philipp Meyer

     
    First-time novelist Philipp Meyer will be at the Festival of Books on the Saturday panel, Fiction: Lives Unraveling. It was a long road, as he describes, to get his book "American Rust" to shelves. Now it is one of five......
  • Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago dies at 87

     
    Jose Saramago, the Portuguese novelist who won the Nobel Prize for literature, has died, his publisher announced Friday. He was 87. Saramago's works include "Blindness," "The Cave," "All the Names," "The Stone Raft" and "Seeing." The Nobel committee cited...
  • Blindness (B)

    Directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener)   Written by Don McKeller (The Red Violin, Blue)   Starring: JULIANNE MOORE (Boogie Nights, Far From Heaven) MARK RUFFALO (You Can Count on Me, Zodiac) GAEL GARCIA...
  • Review: 'Blindness'

    In Fernando Meirelles' land of the blind, the one-eyed man isn't king -- the morally degenerate opportunist is. After a mysterious plague of sightlessness strikes an anonymous city, a shadowy Orwellian government quarantines the afflicted in a...