In our afternoon reading: an interview with Melissa Broder, new writing by Brian Evenson, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Brian Evenson Fiction, British Fantasy Awards, Emma-Jean Thackray’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: new fiction by Brian Evenson, Martha Anne Toll and Ed Simon in conversation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Brian Evenson, Matthew Specktor Interviewed, Sally Rooney, Gilbert Hernandez’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on new work by Brian Evenson and Gilbert Hernandez, interviews with Matthew Specktor and Sally Rooney, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kristen Radtke, Bob Dylan Revisited, Brian Evenson, Reigning Sound’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: Kristen Radtke on loneliness, an interview with Megan Culhane Galbraith, and more.
Morning Bites: Bhanu Kapil, Namwali Serpell on Film, David Leo Rice, Matthew Salesses Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: a literary award for Bhanu Kapil, an interview with Matthew Salesses, and more.
Morning Bites: Brian Evenson, Booker Prize Winners, Danielle Evans, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: stories by Brian Evenson and Danielle Evans, an interview with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, and more.
Morning Bites: David Hollander, Namwali Serpell Interviewed, Marie NDiaye, Toni Morrison Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on David Hollander’s new novel, an interview with Namwali Serpell, and more.
When it comes to literary techniques, pastiche can be one of the most subtly volatile out there. Most of the time when it’s utilized, it’s effectively invisible — effectively cloaking an author’s work in the voice of another. When it’s done badly, it can be utterly unbearable; I’ve still never been able to make it through the segment of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier in which Alan Moore channels Jack Kerouac. There’s something about Cthulthu mythos stories that brings pastiche to the foreground — there’s a Lovecraftian Wodehouse pastiche in the aforementioned Black Dossier, for instance, and it’s far from the only one.