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April 27, 1998 |
For Andrew Carroll, it all started with a few simple words he put in a letter to Joseph Brodsky, the poet who had embarked on a mission to turn Americans away from television to poetry. "If there's anything I can do to help, let me know," wrote Carroll, an impressionable English major at Columbia University in New York. Within two weeks, Brodsky sent an answer. Yes, the poet wrote, let's talk.
November 18, 2007
AS an ardent Dylan fan, I must compliment Ann Powers on her review of Todd Haynes' forthcoming biopic, "I'm Not There" ["Tangled Up in Clues," Nov. 11]. It seems to me that Haynes may have been inspired by Dylan's own films. The surrealistic "Renaldo and Clara," filmed during 1975's Rolling Thunder Tour, was filled with a who's who of Dylanesque characters who switched roles and identities throughout the film.
January 3, 1999
Sam Mayerson, retired judge: "Letters of a Nation," Edited by Andrew Carroll (Kodansha). "This is truly an extraordinary collection of letter writers, of high and low station, who give their personal perspective to various historical events. Their feelings are beautifully expressed--something one rarely reads in a fax or e-mail." **** Katharine Kramer, singer: "Bowie: Loving the Alien" by Christopher Sandford (Da Capo).
July 5, 2013 |
A trove of approximately 90,000 pieces of personal war correspondence dating from the American Revolution to the war in Afghanistan is set to open at Chapman University in Orange County in November, thanks to a donation from collector, historian and author Andrew Carroll. As the Los Angeles Times reported in December, the university will allow students and members of the public greater access to the letters, as well as assist in the preservation of the documents. A Chapman spokeswoman said this week that the opening ceremony has been scheduled for Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. The letters will be housed at the new Center for American War Letters, which will occupy a historic building on the perimeter of the Orange campus, said the spokeswoman.
February 19, 2002 |
Between "Saving Private Ryan," "Band of Brothers" and "Black Hawk Down"--not to mention our current involvement in Afghanistan--war has been in the forefront of American culture in recent times. And now it's appearing on another front. "War Letters," which had its world premiere Sunday at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills, is the stage version of the book "Extraordinary Correspondence From American Wars."
July 2, 1998
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum and on standardized examinations. Here are weekend home-viewing tips: * Today. "Independence Day: The History of the Fourth of July," (History, 6-10 p.m., repeating 10-11 p.m.) This documentary describes why the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence was chosen as a national holiday and how various forms of celebration evolved. * Friday. "The Eddie Files" (KLCS, 4-4:30 p.m.