Zapatista Reader; The Situation; Apoca-lit; Hugo and Novels

The Zapatista Reader, edited by Tom Hayden 

Gina Ruiz

The Zapatista Reader is one of the most amazing collection of essays, interviews, stories and insights by some of the greatest writers of our time: Jose Saramago, Paco Taibo II, Octavio Paz, Naomi Klein, Elena Ponitowska, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Monsavais, Manuel Vazquez Montalban, John Berger, Andrew Kopkind, Eduardo Galenao, Alma Guillermoprieto, Pascal Beltran Del Rio, Saul Kandau, Jorge Mancillas, John Ross, Regis Debray, Jose de la Colina, Mike Gonzalez, and many more.

Appointment in Samarra

Dealing head-on with Bush’s War, thriller dissects Iraqi unrest and nails the neocons

J. Hoberman

The Situation, Philip Haas’s deftly-paced, well-written, and brilliantly infuriating Iraq War thriller is not only the strongest of recent geopolitical hotspot flicks but one that has been designed for maximal agitation. Based on a script by the Anglo-American journalist Wendell Steavenson, this gutsy attempt to dramatize the way Iraqis live now is an incitement to rage and despair — the most vivid critique of Bush’s War yet put on screen.

Apoca-lit: Novelists have been feeling downright apocalyptic

Victor Hugo and Novels

Vivek Sharma

Victor Hugo, the French poet and writer, who wished to change how novels were written and read, wrote The Hunchback of Notre-Dame in the beginning of his career.

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