Gareth Horton

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Le Promeneur Solitaire: W. G. Sebald on Robert Walser

<i>This essay is adapted from a chapter of “A Place in the Country,” a collection of essays by W. G. Sebald (1944-2001), translated from the German by Jo Catling, which comes out next week from Random House. In these linked essays, Sebald takes up the troubled lives of five writers and one painter</i> …

4 Things We Must Change to Stop Self-Sabotaging

The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience. Our inner critic tries to shield us from feeling the joys and pains of existence. It keeps us in a chronic state of numbness or dissatisfaction. In order to face our fears, we must consciously identify and actively ignore …

Self Compassion

From the archive, 24 June 1964: Mods and Rockers an urgent priority for MPs

Mr Brooke is determined to get his Bill imposing stiffer penalties for hooliganism on to the statute book by the August Bank Holiday, which is ton-up speed as legislation goes. Some of the MPs who heard him emphasise this in the Commons yesterday looked duly impressed.<p>But not Sir William Teeling, …

In Search of a Lost Screenplay: When Pinter Adapted Proust

If one were to create a stylistic spectrum of great writers in the twentieth century, Harold Pinter and Marcel Proust would likely wind up on opposite ends of it. In Pinter, the meaning lies in what is <i>not</i> said, with the emotional events occurring in those famous pauses that he inserted so liberally …

Letter from the Archive: Don DeLillo

In 2010, after the acclaimed Bronx-born novelist Don DeLillo won the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, Philip Roth extolled the “combination of terror and comedy and sheer song” in DeLillo’s prose. DeLillo, who has contributed eight pieces to <i>The New Yorker</i> since 1971, was …

Paul Auster Meditates On Life, Death And Near Misses

Paul Auster doesn't take living for granted. At 65, the author has had several "near misses," from sliding face-first into a jutting nail as a child to a traumatic car accident that almost killed him, his wife and his daughter.<p>Auster's new memoir, <i>Winter Journal,</i> is a series of meditations on his …

Here and Now: Letters, 2008‑2011 by Paul Auster and JM Coetzee – review

The demise of letter writing is the cause of widespread lament.<p>The mourning, you'd say, is less for the reading or writing of letters than for the care for friendship which they imply. In the course of this curious epistolary exchange, which begins with a meditation on the idea of just that kind of …

In Defense of Paul Auster on “Boy’s Literature”

The novelist Paul Auster caught some notice the other day by remarking, in a talk at the Morgan Library, that he liked to think about a class of …

Magnificent Street Photographs in B/W this Season – Editor’s Choice

<b>Street Photography</b> and Black and White go hand in hand. Be it capturing the light, or a soulful portrait with great ambiance, or an incredible moment …

Photographer Eikoh Hosoe on his work and inspirations

Earth Day Advice From Bees

Human Journey<p>Words of inspiration from a beekeeper in Azerbaijan. (Photo by Catherine Jaffee, Design by Claire Bangser)<p>To help keep the Earth Day love flowing this week, photographer and designer Claire Bangser sent in this image, featuring words of wisdom about sustainable resource harvesting from …

Jeremy Irons Reads from Paulo Coelho’s New Book, ‘Manuscript Found in Accra’

July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, people …

Paulo Coelho: 'I had an enormous amount of fun being a hippy'

<b>Writing means sharing.</b> It's part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions. I discovered very early in life that the best way for me to communicate is through my writing, but it took me years to realise that it's what I needed to do full time.<p><b>I remember the moments</b> …

The 100 best novels: No 17 – Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851)

On 5 August 1850 a party of writers and publishers climbed Monument Mountain in Massachusetts, during the American equivalent of a hike in the Lakes. Among the literati on this excursion were Nathaniel Hawthorne, 46, author of <i>The Scarlet Letter</i> (No 16 in this series), a recently published …

Rereading: The Sea of Fertility tetralogy by Yukio Mishima

"Human life is limited but I would like to live forever." So Yukio Mishima wrote on the morning of 25 November 1970. By noon, he was dead: eviscerated and decapitated, by his own choice if not entirely his own hand. Flanked by young adherents, he had penetrated the Tokyo headquarters of Japan's …

The Hundreds Presents Mike Blabac: The Art of Skateboarding Photography Video

Following the recent release of his book Mike Blabac: The Art of Skateboarding Photography, iconic<p>Following the recent release of his book <i>Mike</i> …