I have watched quite a number of films on TV recently (see my latest entries in JTBlog). I managed to do that despite watching hours of the Olympics daily and the Arsenal game during the weekend, listening to lots of music and reading lots of books, and of course, surfing the Net for hours day and night. And I still have time to sleep, do my morning walk, go to the library and eat yummy meals.
These were posted back in April. But I only found them now. They were about reading an "unbound uncorrected manuscript of the freshly translated" Kafka on the Shore, to be released by Random House sometime next year.
Part 1 | Part 2
Part 1 | Part 2
Library has never had any important place in my life. But this has changed since I have moved to Brisbane. The local library, a smallish one, is just five minutes on foot from home. I go there almost every day, reading all the daily newspapers (only Australian ones, no international papers there), some magazines, and then borrowing some home for even more reading.
Re: Norman Lebrecht's ridiculous rant on the Sony Walkman, according to "Darwinian", who argued that "the Walkman didn't kill music, any more than the phonograph or CD player or iPod", since "any playback system, not just the Sony Walkman's, will remove that frame by putting the listener (audience) out of the concert hall and into a completely different venue (car, living room, etc.)".
Cartier-Bresson, Artist Who Used Lens, Dies at 95 (Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 4/8/04)
View Finder: Henri Cartier-Bresson Was the Master Hunter of the Human Expression (Henry Allen, Washington Post, 5/8/04)
Master of the Decisive Moment (The Australian [from The Times], 6/8/04)
The man who knew now (Raghu Rai, Hindustan Times, 6/8/04)
Kingdoms of the world in a moment (The Economist, 5/8/04)
The Decisive Machine: How Henri Cartier-Bresson made both commerce and art from imagery (Charles Paul Freund, Reason, 5/8/04)
Magnum Photos, including Henri Cartier-Bresson - Retrospective
Peter Fetterman Gallery: Gallery Artists: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Decisive Moments - Henri Cartier-Bresson (photography.about.com)