The Last Station

Xavier Toby Reader Find

By Xavier Toby in New Film on Thursday 6 May 2010

All humans want to be remembered after they die, even if they don’t admit it. Most have children to accomplish this, and others have children, write fiction and then delve into philosophy in their later life. Count Leo Tolstoy is more the later, and this film focuses on the period as he approaches death.

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Cigarette-sized literature

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Products on Wednesday 27 January 2010

Behold these shrunken mini-cigarette-sized literature books offering Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. Why smoke when you can read fine pieces of literature in a similar sized box? They’re seriously cooler than school.

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