by Gil Hoy I had a nightmare last night A nightmare deeply rooted in an American nightmare Where churches and schools theaters and city streets were dying Where military weapons were firing into unsuspecting innocent crowds Tentwentythirtyfortyfifty pigeons intheblinkofaneye I awoke in a terrified sweat as bleeding children wailed and cried and screamed…
In this compilation video from Charlie Rose, Malcolm Gladwell discusses finding the story, Martin Amis talks about the war on clichés, Zadie Smith speaks of her her faith in fiction, Joan Didion about writing novels, Jonathan Franzen addresses the novelist’s charge and Fran Lebowicz addresses her fear of writing.
Poet and activist Allen Ginsberg talks about the resurgence of the 50s Beat Generation of artists and poets—and how Bob Dyland was influenced by Kerouac. He talks also about censorship of his work and others.
Bestselling authors Stephen King and Audrey Niffenegger discuss how much they reveal and what they leave to the readers’ imagination with Kerri Miller at the Talking Volumes series at the Fitzgerald Theater in 2009. The second video focuses on each writer’s work environment.