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Friday, December 1, 2023

The Reading Life Review November 2023

November Authors 

Column One

1. Thomas Mann - Germany- Nobel Prize Winner

2. Jamil Jan Kochai - Born in Pakistan in a camp for Afghanistan refugees - is the author of The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories, winner of the 2023 Aspen Words Literary Prize and a finalist for 2022 National Book Award. His debut novel 99 Nights in Logar was a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Zoetrope, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Short Stories. His essays have been published at The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Kochai was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and a Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Currently, he is a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. --first appearance on The Reading Life with more to follow 

3. Jane Austen- England - I am embarked on a read through of her novels

Column Two -

 1. Joseph Roth- Born in the Ukraine- moved to Paris just before World War Two began- featured many times

2. Robert Walser- Switzerland- featured numerous times 

3. Christopher Haas- USA- author Alexandria in Late Antiquity first appearance 

Six countries are author birth places for November, only Jamil Jan Kochai is alive. Two writers were featured for the first time. One is a woman.

Blog Stats

As of today our posts have been viewed 7, 379,421 times. There are 4,386 posts online.

The most often viewed posts are all on short stories 

Home Countries of Visitors 

1. USA 

2. India 

3. The Philippines 

4. Singapore- highest per capita 

5. FInland - 2nd per capita

6. Germany 

7. Canada

8. UK

9. Ireland 

10. Brazil

I streamed 18  movies in November and posted upon 16.

  November 2023 Movies 

1. The Man Who Knew Too Much - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock- 1934

2. The End of The River- 1947 -Directed by Derek Twist- produced by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 

3. Aguirre, the Wrath of God - Directed by Werner Herzog- 1972

4. The Blue Angel - directed by Joseph Sternberg- 1930

5.People on Sunday (German: Menschen am Sonntag) is a 1930 German silent drama film directed by Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer

6. A Royal Scandal- 1945 - directed by Otto Preminger, produced and Scripted by Ernst Lubitsch 

7. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror), is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film directed by F. W. Murnau

8. Meyer in Berlin (Meyer aus Berlin) -1919 - directed by Ernst Lubitsch 

9. The Little Shop Around the Corner- 1940 - directed by Ernst Lubitsch 

10. Wild Strawberries- 1957 - directed by Ingmar Bergman 

11. The Love Parade- 1929- directed by Ernst Lubitsch 

12. Osaka Elegy- 1936 - directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

13. The Grand Budapest Hotel - 2016- directed by Wes Anderson - no post

14. A Midsummer Night's Dream- 1968- directed by Peter Hall - no post

15. Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans- 1927 - directed by F. W. Murnau 

16. Faust- 1927 - directed by F.W. Murnau directed 

17. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol; literally, God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun) -1964 - directed and written by Glauber Rocha. 

18. My Darling Clementine- 1946 -Directed by John Ford 

19. Madame DuBarry- 1919 - directed by Ernst Lubitsch 

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1 comment:

Buried In Print said...

It's so curious that all your most-often-viewed posts are on short stories; I know that was once true for me, too, but I'll have to check and see if it's still the case.

Congrats on a busy November, stuffed with stories, some on film and some on the page/screen.