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Throwback: the 1997 Paris Review interview with José Saramago. “It is not exactly missing or not missing Lisbon. If indeed missing, as the poet said, is that sentiment—that chilling of the spine—then the truth is that I do not feel that chilling of the spine. … the sensation I have in Lisbon now is that I don’t know where to go anymore—I don’t know how to be in Lisbon anymore.”
A Night of Fado
with Tania DaSilva, Jeremias Macedo and musicians Jose Silva and Veriato Ferreira
Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm
3rd floor meeting room of the Main Library
613 Pleasant Street
Free and open to the public. Any questions, please contact the library at 508-961-3044
“According to Zero.ong, and brought to our attention by SolarCrunch, Portugal ran on renewable energy alone for 4 straight days last week. This 100% was preceded by more than 70 percent of its electricity from renewable sources of energy during the first quarter of 2013, and 63% for all of 2014. Portugal stopped burning coal in 1994.” Read more here!
“Russia’s in such a complicated state, even now:” excerpts from a conversation with Rosemary Sullivan and Jeff Parker
On her short story “Our Lady of the Artichokes”!
“…one of the most impressive bodies of work of any current writer living anywhere, not just America.” Read more at Flavorwire!
“After reading Levi, what I know is this: that in narrowing our vision to include only what we can tolerate, in leaving thousands of our dead, of our drowned, nameless, we are reducing ourselves.” Read more here…
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