Tag: World War II

Rob Spillman: Shades of Gray in Patrick Modiano’s Paris

December 2014

Readpolitik: Reading the new Nobel laureate’s misty, wintry fictions in his misty, wintry city.

Ariel Dorfman: How to Forgive Your Torturer

June 2014

The River Kwai passes through Latin America and Washington.

Ramiro G. Hinojosa: Lessons from an Unremarkable War

June 2014

World War II is not a war we have to live up to. It’s a war we have to learn from.

Mother, Grandmother, and Aunt Ellen

August 2013

They were full of stories, and right from the beginning they wanted to tell them all, and when they did they would look at him as if to encourage him to learn them by heart

from “The Hanging Garden”

June 2013

Ma Bulpit said, “You’ll find it hard till you know the ropes. Those Lockharts… Australians mean well.”

Chloe Pantazi: Detritus of Innocence

April 2013

"We Went Back: Photographs from Europe, 1933 - 1956": Chim at the International Center of Photography

Dispatches

September 2012

When did the Berlin Zoo stop displaying humans? 1931, I think, but I’m not sure.

The Doctors’ Daughter

February 2012

Guillermo kissed her and she was not afraid of his tongue and his hands on her body, and she wanted to stay with him all night, wanted to lie down on the wet earth, but he turned around and began walking back, pulling her behind him, and soon they were out on the road and the sound of the insects grew distant, and the trees no longer protected them from the stars.

My Father’s War

August 2010 A photographer combines her father’s musings of daily life in basic training with WWII itself.

Art and Arms

September 2009 On the 70th anniversary of the start of WWII, the novelist discusses the oral histories of Jewish survivors, the Nazi looting of art, and Pictures at an Exhibition.

Meakin Armstrong: America’s War Fever

February 2007

“I don’t fuck much with the past, but I fuck plenty with the future”—Patti Smith

A People’s History of Howard Zinn

October 2004 "Historians hate to make predictions."