x Last year brought with it the release of Aaron Gilbreath‘s long-awaited first essay collection, Everything We Don’t Know. This fall, he’s followed that up with a more focused work: This Is: Essays on Jazz. As Gilbreath points out within, there’s a long lineage of literary takes on jazz–and his consciousness of this, and where his own work fits in, is one of the book’s many charms. It’s an idiosyncratic work which veers in on less-heralded works along with musicians […]
Afternoon Bites: Chris Kraus, Aaron Gilbreath on Jazz, Marlon James Interviewed, Rachel Khong, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Chris Kraus and Marlon James, writings on music from Aaron Gilbreath and Maria Sherman, and more.
The summer continues. Whether your preferred mode of summer reading involves being stretched out on a beach, huddled in front of an air conditioner, or resplendent on a park bench, August offers even more notable titles to add to your (literary) tote bag of choice. From smart writing on music to eagerly-anticipated debuts to fiction that offers a memorable perspective on pressing issues of the moment, there’s a lot of intriguing-looking books due out this month. Here’s a look at […]
Afternoon Bites: Lesley Nneka Arimah, “Jersey Beat” at 35, Sarah Gerard’s Latest, Adam Wilson on John Berryman, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Lesley Nneka Arimah and Sarah Gerard, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Michael Chabon Interviewed, Aaron Gilbreath, Body/Head’s Latest, Henry Hoke, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Michael Chabon, thoughts on new work by Body/Head and Aaron Gilbreath, and more.
What does November hold, in terms of books hitting the shelves? We’re glad you asked. As we advance deeper into fall, literary offerings will appear on bookstore shelves from critically acclaimed powerhouses, champions of experimental fiction, writers appearing in translation, and more. There are new editions of cult classics, and the first book from Vol.1 Brooklyn’s founder–all told, a terrific month to be reading. Here are some of the books that have gotten our attention for this month.
Morning Bites: Time Travel Revisited, Marisa Silver’s Latest, Jeff Jackson, Grumbling Fur Reviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on new books by James Gleik and Marisa Silver, new nonfiction from Aaron Gilbreath, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jack Rose Remembered, Ottessa Moshfegh, Brandon Stosuy Interviewed, Aaron Gilbreath, and More
In our afternoon reading: exploring the music of Jack Rose, new nonfiction from Joanna C. Valente and Aaron Gilbreath, and more.