Via Alexander Chee, Sven Birkerts on writer’s block: “Mood is relevant, certainly, but it is not sufficient. Mood, the vibration of one’s psychological state — the momentary expression of the felt relation to the world. It is as all-determining and elusive as weather.”
- New fiction from Adam Wilson, at The Paris Review.
- Patti Smith wrote music inspired by the letters of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe.
- At Flavorwire, Emily Temple looks at 2011’s most overlooked books.