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The Search for D. H. Lawrence/ Video

D. H. Lawrence

Emeritus Professor John Worthen in conversation with Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the University of Nottingham’s D. H. Lawrence Research, discusses the question of Lawrence and biography in the context of the Lakeside exhibition ‘The Many Lives of D. H. Lawrence.

About D. H. Lawrence


ALEJANDRA – 102’ – Documental sobre Alejandra Pizarnik – (2013) – Calidad HD

Alejandra Pizarnik

Un film de Ernesto Ardito y Virna Molina.

Documental que narra la vida de la poeta argentina Alejandra Pizarnik.
Dirigido y producido por Ernesto Ardito y Virna Molina.
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El documental fue emitido por canal Encuentro, en formato de serie de 4 capítulos, en el territorio argentino, con el nombre de “Memoria Iluminada: Alejandra Pizarnik”.

Con un lenguaje intimista y sensorial, el film narra la vida de la poeta argentina Alejandra Pizarnik,desde los principales conflictos que fueron dejando una profunda marca en su obra
y bajo el contexto de ruptura vanguardista de los años 60’ y 70’. La puesta sumerge al espectador en el universo interno de Alejandra, para comprenderla desde su núcleo creativo y humano.
Así, sus diarios personales, sus cartas, sus poemas, el relato de sus amigos y familiares; son la herramienta que arrojan pistas sobre el misterioso camino que la llevó a su autodestrucción.
Hoy, luego de su muerte y tras ser censurada por la dictadura, fue redescubierta por las nuevas generaciones, quienes la convirtieron en un mito, siendo la poeta argentina más leída.

Dirección y Producción: Ernesto Ardito y Virna Molina
Guión, Cámara, Montaje, Sonido: Ernesto Ardito y Virna Molina
Producido por: Canal Encuentro / Virna y Ernesto
En la voz de Alejandra Pizarnik: Vanesa Molina
Elenco: Carmela y Jerónimo Direse Rojo, Isadora y Nika Ardito.
Entrevistados: Myriam Pizarnik, Cristina Piña, Ivonne Bordelois,
Roberto Yahni, Antonio Requeni, Fernando Noy, Mariana Enriquez.

Ernesto Ardito y Virna Molina son cineastas argentinos, ganadores de 30 premios internacionales.
Directores de los films Raymundo (2003), Corazón de Fábrica (2008), Nazión (2011), Alejandra (2013), Moreno (2013), El futuro es nuestro (2014)
Y de los telefilms para canal Encuentro, sobre las vidas de Alejandra Pizarnik, Julio Cortázar, Jorge Luis Borges, Maria Elena Walsh, Paco Urondo y Raymundo Gleyzer.

Interlitq publishes article by Antoine de Lévis-Mirepoix reflecting on his great-aunt, Claude Silve

Claude Silve

Interlitq publishes (in French in “The Power of Prose”) “Tante Philomène, Claude Silve” by Franco-Argentine author, Antoine de Lévis-Mirepoix.

About Claude Silve

About Antoine de Lévis-Mirepoix

Giovanni Panella appointed Interlitq’s Classical Music Editor

Giovanni Panella

Interlitq‘s Editorial Board is delighted to announce that Italian composer Giovanni Panella is to act as Interlitq‘s Classical Music Editor.

Read Yamila Musa‘s Interlitq interview with Giovanni Panella (in Spanish).

Read “Ottorino Respighi-‘Vetrate di Chiesa – 4 impressioni per orchestra’” scritto da Giovanni Panella.


“How to speculate on the motivations of those who hate us?”: Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson: credit Ekaterina Voskresenskaya

Fiona Sampson interviewed by Interlitq: read the entire interview:

Interlitq: I read somewhere that you had an English teacher who was quite hostile to you. Was this the case and, if so, why do you think it occurred? What were the dynamics of this relationship?

FS: How to speculate on the motivations of those who hate us? They just hate the whole way we “live and move and have our being”. She – this English teacher, who was also our form teacher, and whom we had for year after year because she had sort of half-adopted or anyway got too close to a girl in our class – was a kind of Miss Jean Brodie. She had pets and scapegoats and, well, let’s just say her boundaries were completely shot. I think things would be different today.

As for me, as usual for ages I didn’t notice: I was used to tough discipline. I just thought it was impersonal. But it wasn’t, and it’s a sadness because my life now is the legacy of that unkindness. Had she been a normal teacher, I would presumably have continued to love writing, and reading, as I had until she came along when I was about 13: I’d have gone straight to university at the usual age, made friends with a generation of writerly (instead of musical) peers, and – well, had years more to learn to be a writer. As it was, I ran away from her – and school, and writing – into music. I left school at sixteen with two A’levels.

Was there anything good about all this? It was an early lesson in the way you tend to be punished for doing something well: if you’re a girl, at least.



Fiona Sampson‘s Wikipedia entry.

Fiona Sampson‘s website.

Fiona Sampson‘s contribution to Interlitq‘s Poetic Voices.

Fiona Sampson‘s contribution to Interlitq‘s English Writers 1.

Fiona Sampson‘s contribution to Issue 8 of Interlitq.

Fiona Sampson‘s In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein.

Rachell Hewitt reviews in The Guardian Fiona Sampson‘s In Search of Mary Shelley.

Mary Shelley‘s Wikipedia entry.