Flaubert’s classic is about so much more than it’s plot, and with each incarnation comes a new interpretation of its deeper meaning.
In this week’s peek into the vault, we look back at Vladimir Nabokov’s classic Nolita.
October 30 marks the bicentenary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility — and thus our enduring love affair with Jane Austen. Drafting a manuscript called Elinor and Marianne around 1795, Austen returned to it at some point in the next decade and completed the version we know now in 1810. At her expense, the Military Library publishing house printed the book, in the era’s traditional three volumes, in 1811 — her first published work. Modestly attributed to “a Lady,” the novel sold well, beginning a remarkable literary legacy …
There is a kind of counter-intuitive wisdom to this week’s announcements that Baz Luhrmann has chosen to cast Australian actors Joel Edgerton (“Animal Kingdom) and Elizabeth Debicki (a recent drama school grad without a credit to her name) as Tom Buchanan and Jordan Baker in his long-simmering adaptation of The Great Gatsby
Nearly three decades after Hergé’s death — and following many false stars for the film — the classic tale of Tintin is finally receiving the cinematic treatment it deserves.