In our afternoon reading: a conversation with Emily St. John Mandel, thoughts on the craft of flash fiction, and more.
“Describing Joshua Cohen’s wonderful and elliptical novel A Heaven of Others is a bit like attempting to rehash an acid trip—no analysis can quite do justice to the feel of the experience.” – Adam Wilson reviews Joshua Cohen’s A Heaven of Others at Bookforum. Somewhere in the world there is a collaboration between Blur and poet Michael Horovitz. Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections is officially a thing on HBO. The new Atlas Sound album Parallax is streaming at the New York Times. It is very much […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Jarvis Cocker becoming an editor at Faber & Faber is a step in the right direction, but these are my dream scenarios if Britpoppers from the 1990s ran the publishing industry. 1. Penguin would hire Morrissey to be in charge of design of the Classics imprint. They’re already going to be giving him bags of cash to write his memoirs, why not put Moz in charge of getting things back to the level that Germano Facetti […]
I like the kind of mornings where I look at my Google Reader, and Jessica Hopper has a post on her blog titled, “Blur, Reunion, Blur”, and talks nothing about Blur, but makes mention of both John Belushi and Groucho Marx books. I’m excited about this, and I’m excited to remember that I wanted to search Youtube for Blur reunion videos, like the one above.