John Irving tells the story of a Mexican “dump kid” who learns to read

Novelist John Irving, author ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’ and ‘The World According to Garp’, discusses Juan Diego, the lead character in Avenue of Mysteries who is a self-taught reader raised in one of Mexico’s dumps. View at DailyMotion

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John Irving’s ‘Avenue of Mysteries’

John Irving, the celebrated novelist behind such modern classics as ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’ and ‘The Cider House Rules’, discusses his beguiling new novel, ‘Avenue of Mysteries’. View at DailyMotion

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John Irving on Writing About Writers

John Irving, the celebrated novelist behind such modern classics as ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’ and ‘The Cider House Rules’, discusses why his lead characters are often writers, as is the case in his beguiling new novel, ‘Avenue of Mysteries’. View at DailyMotion

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Homevideo Trailer

Shy, sensitive high school outsider Jakob Moormann is miserably lacking immaterial support at home, where his strict father, uniformed cop Claas, and selfish mother are too busy breaking up to be there for him. Jakob focuses on class dream-girl Hannah, without much luck. His secret recording of himself masturbating gets into class bullies Henry and Erik’s hands through the mother’s thoughtlessness. The rascals blackmail Jakob and post the video on the Internet. After a raging lecture phase, dad stands up for Jakob, but his life is already wrecked more than…

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Salinger Official Trailer 1 (2013) – Documentary HD

http://filmow.com/salinger-t80994 Um olhar sem precedentes dentro do mundo de JD Salinger, o autor recluso de O Apanhador no Campo de Centeio. Salinger Memórias de Salinger View at DailyMotion

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Pennsylvania Governor Rejects Republican Budget, Calls it ‘garbage’

Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf rejected on Tuesday a budget proposed by Republican-led lawmakers, calling it ‘garbage,’ but allowed spending on education and social services to go ahead to avoid a threatened closure of schools in the state. A visibly angry Wolf said, “I am expressing the outrage that all of us should feel about the garbage the Republican legislative leaders have tried to dump on us. View at DailyMotion

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Playwright And Actor Sam Shepard Has Died At 73

Sam Shepard, a true Renaissance man of contemporary American cinema and theater, has died at the age of 73. According to Broadway World, the trade theater and musical publication that first broke the news, Shepard died “peacefully” at his home in Kentucky on Sunday, July 27th, with friends and loved ones. Shepard had been suffering with ALS for some time. There is no word on whether devastating neurological disease played a direct role in his passing. View at DailyMotion

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Tom Wolfe on Writing Novels and the Charming Aristocracy

Tom Wolfe on Writing Novels and the Charming AristocracyThe Hoover Institution – Hoover InstitutionPeter Robinson engages America’s master novelist in a conversation that ranges from the death of the American novel to the “charming aristocracy” that seeks to dictate literary standards to the intersection of culture and the latest findings in neuroscience.Along the way, Tom Wolfe reaffirms his place as the preeminent chronicler of the changing American scene – Hoover Institution View at DailyMotion

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