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Weekend Reading List

Are we really modern? Why are artists suddenly interested in poetry? What to read this weekend

  • What can the fate of Tower Records tell us about the music industry?

  • Daddy dearest: the troubled relationship between Thomas Mann and his eldest son Klaus.

  • From the frieze archive: James Bridle on the work of poet and artist Heather Phillipson, featured in the current Sao Paolo Biennale. 

  • Why are contemporary artists and curators so interested in poetry?

  • Comrades and brothers: the friendship of Bertolt Brecht and Walter Benjamin.

  • Dennis Cooper relaunches his blog (previously taken down by Google) with a profile of artist Beatrice Dalle and an inventory of inflatables in art.

  • If we are still pondering the problems that troubled Rene Descartes and Gottfried Leibniz, are we really all that modern?

  • Do you know about the Ernest Hemingway heist?

  • From the current issue of frieze: philosopher Boris Groys on the changing shape of Eastern European art.

Paul Clinton is a writer, editor and curator based in London, UK.

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