BY Paul Clinton in Culture Digest | 12 AUG 16 Culture Digest

Weekend Reading List

From Vladimir Nabokov's queerness to John Cage jamming with Sun Ra: what to read this weekend

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BY Paul Clinton in Culture Digest | 12 AUG 16

  • Pale Fire (1962) is, I realize only now, the great gay comic novel’ – Edmund White on Vladimir Nabokov.

  • Amorality and absent agency: the parallels between Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities and the psychology of Donald Trump.

  • Otherworldly sounds: when John Cage and Sun Ra collaborated.

  • ‘Fragments of history or memory looking for a story.’ Michael Wood reviews Alain Resnais’s Muriel (1963).

  • The unsung heroes of American experimental music.

  • Is sustainability a dangerous ideal? Timothy Morton, Bruno Latour and the contested concept of nature.

  • How black French punk gang Black Dragons fought racism.

  • The excellent Mary Karr writes candidly and movingly about sexual assault.

  • Heather Locklear as noted art critic: when Mel Chin showed on Melrose Place.

Paul Clinton is a writer, curator and editor based in London, UK. He is a lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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