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Benjamin Kunkel

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  • 14 years ago

    Most everyone knows that Osama bin Laden's solicitude toward the miserable of the West Bank and Gaza is opportunism and propaganda, that he does not care much for the largely secular Palestinian national movement, and that no movement following hi...

  • 15 years ago

    Strange and solitary as she is, Lauren Hartke—the body artist—joins a large troupe of artists inhabiting DeLillo's novels. A filmmaker narrates Americana, another filmmaker participates in the endless talk of The Names, and it is a filmm...

  • 15 years ago

    A friend who went to college in the early '80s tells me that in those days Peter Handke was the rage, something that is now hard to imagine. Maybe it was the in-your-face anti-theater of his plays, or the profound and surprising feminism of his tw...

  • 16 years ago

    J.M. Coetzee's new novel, Disgrace, shares with his other work a combination of aloofness and urgency, and like his Waiting for the Barbarians and Age of Iron, it is a story of education through suffering, told with a masochist's or a Buddhist's a...