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Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
Tribune criticThe death-shrouded 1961 short story by Yasunari Kawabata, Japan's first Nobel Prize winner for literature, has been filmed twice before, and despite a culturally specific milieu it's conceivable a filmmaker could relocate the tale to a new setting and get...
Tags: Movies, Japan, Death, Gene Siskel, Nobel Prize Awards
May 18, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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