Posts Tagged ‘alfred doblin’
- Cormac McCarthy & the semi-colon, a cautionary tale. Apparently publishers get “very very unhappy” if your punctuation varies from the norm, as Helen DeWitt discovered. I particularly liked one response in the comments:
Who are these people that your publishers said will think the book sloppy and unprofessional b/c of its punctuation? The only group I can think of is Other Publishers. And nuns.
- La Strada di Levi, a film tracing Primo Levi’s return home from Auschwitz, has received mixed reviews.
- The Unfilmable Novel And The Directors Who Should Try Anyway, also via GreenCine Daily.
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 15-1/2 hour made-for-TV epic Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) is to be released on DVD by Criterion in November in a set containing all manner of related goodies, including the considerably shorter film version of Alfred Döblin’s novel made by Phil Jutzi in 1931 from a screenplay co-written by Döblin himself. (via Twitch)