Yevgeny Zamyatin, "The North"
Zamyatin is best known fro his pre-Brave New World, pre-1984 dystopia of communist totalitarianism We, written in 1921 against what would come to pass all too soon. But some of his earlier fables of Russian life are equally compelling, rigorously arranged, and, free from the official mechanical diction employed to appropriate effect in We, extremely poetic. 1918: This is how it happens: the sun...
Film log catch-up (Jan, feb, march 2011)
So I meant these to be monthly, but then got horribly behind. Then I spent much of the spring watching some 500+ shorts for the Brooklyn International Film Festival the fruits of which are screening as we speak. Then I went on a road trip for a month. I wanted to do this properly, but I don’t have time to properly sort these films, or provide stills, or even actually re-read all the old...