BY Paul Clinton in Culture Digest | 01 APR 16

Weekend Reading List

From the fall of Cecil Rhodes to the return of Pee-wee Herman: what we’ve been reading this week

BY Paul Clinton in Culture Digest | 01 APR 16

  • Is the divide between fiction and non-fiction just a Western fairy tale?
  • Should we tear down statues of Cecil Rhodes? How should we respond to monuments we no longer want? 
  • John Seabrook in The New Yorker remembers the late architect Zaha Hadid.
  • Pee-wee Herman has made a comeback – but where did he come from in the first place?
  • The Albert Camus estate is currently celebrating the 70th anniversary of the author’s one and only visit to New York with a series of events – it was a trip that began absurdly.
  • Teju Cole on the work of photographer Raghubir Singh.
  • Much has been written about the influence that life in Morocco had on Paul Bowles the writer, but what of the ways it shaped his work as a composer?
  • ‘Everybody is dealing with how much of their own aliveness they can bear’ – Adam Phillips on psychoanalysis, essay writing and self-knowledge
  • Are you a good reader? Take Vladimir Nabokov’s test to find out

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