Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Greg Gerke’s essay collection See What I See. Among those praising the book is Christine Schutt, who said, “See What I See is the very brew needed in these parched times. Greg Gerke’s generous, thoughtful reflections on the beguiling experience of art are full of uplift and reverence for the illuming efforts of writers and filmmakers: Louise Glück, William H. Gass, and William Gaddis, Stanley Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson, to name but a few.” Read on for one of the essays to be found within the pages of this book.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Alexander Chee’s new book, an interview with Sophie Klahr, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on new works by Christine Schutt and Messthetics, the Pulitzer Prize winners, and more.
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Michelle de Kretser’s new novel, nonfiction by Amber Sparks, and much more.
Revisiting The Haunting, Karolina Waclawiak interviewed Diane Cook, Merrill Garbus talked with Laurie Anderson, a history of Slant 6, and more.
Christine Schutt talked with HTML Giant. Some reactions to Vertigo editor Karen Berger leaving DC Comics. The Atlantic is hosting a roundtable discussion of Lincoln. Jarvis Cocker interviewed Scott Walker. A look at David Lang’s love fail, coming to BAM this weekend. Elizabeth Bastos on Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red. Jeff Bursey looks at the latest from Karl Ove Knausgard. A look at the reviews for David Mamet’s latest play. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.