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Mahmound Darwish: If I Were Another?

Mahmound Darwish: If I Were Another?

Avatar Shawn Vandor

There is undeniable pleasure in reading Mahmoud Darwish in that it feels like we are looking back on our present day from several thousand years in the future. But this effect also produces a kind of cultural-historical vertigo in which today’s world (which many in the West like to think of as belonging to an ever newer, better, improved era of history, an era blessed and, no doubt, sanitized by the perfect scientific godlessness of Progress (the non-ideological ideology par excellence)) is really no different than any other point in our deeply intertwined world history.

Why ‘Breathless’? A Retrospective On Jean-Luc Godard’s Masterpiece

Why ‘Breathless’? A Retrospective On Jean-Luc Godard’s Masterpiece

Avatar Dan Hoffman

I thought that it was kind of a cliché to be so into it – some of the other students who had seen it even told me that – but I realized that even if that was so, Breathless was still resonating with young audiences, and there was something about it that distinguished it from other landmark films. So why Breathless? Why is it one of the key films in cinematic history? Why is it so fascinating for critics but equally so for average intellectually-minded audiences? What mark has it left?