Weekend Reading List

From Anthony Burgess being bitchy to a primer for Xenofeminism: what to read this weekend

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Raúl Ruiz, City of Pirates, 1983, film still

Raúl Ruiz, City of Pirates, 1983, film still

  • 'The fairest review that any novel of mine ever received was one I wrote myself.' Anthony Burgess writes a hilarious and caustic review of reviews and the people who write them.
     
  • Turning perception into an out of body experience: Kate Kelleway's interview with the late John Berger.
     
  • From Frieze Masters magazine: how did surrealism shape anthropology?
     
  • More lists: McKenzie Wark's syllabus of key thinkers on design, media and technology.
  • What is Xenofeminism? An interview with one of its architects, Helen Hester.

  • Critical impasse: Chris Kraus, 'WHAT I COULDN'T WRITE'.

  • What cinema can learn from painting: Adam Thirlwell on narratives and tableau vivant in the work of filmmaker Raúl Ruiz, who is the subject of a three-part survey at Lincoln Center, New York.

  • Daily reviews on frieze.com and in frieze magazine: read about exhibitions in Berlin, London and Tokyo.

Paul Clinton is a writer based in London, UK. He is associate editor of frieze and Frieze Masters Magazine. In 2015 he co-curated the exhibition 'duh? Art & Stupidity' at Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK.

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