Self-Destruction and “A Voyeuristic Itch”: A Review of Clancy Martin’s “Bad Sex”

The first few chapters of a book are crucial, and Clancy Martin’s Bad Sex opened with chapters that failed to hook me. Or so I thought. Instead of failing to hook me, my negative reaction to the novel came from some deeply rooted issues; my class resentment was flaring up and I wasn’t in the mood for yet another novel about the emotional woes of rich, attractive white folks who travel around the world and spend their days drinking and […]

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Goethe for Nerds/Hornballs

A few weeks ago over at The Faster Times, Clancy Martin explained how the German writer would get you laid.  But just in case you were still stuck at Point A, and looking for tips, Guerilla Geek Journals has “How to read Goethe without really trying“.

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Gigantic Magazine is Okay With The U.S.A.

This excites me. Dear readers, Gigantic #2, the America issue, is coming out next month! We promise it will have more screams than a bald eagle, be more stunning than purple mountains majesty and taste almost as fresh as mom’s apple pie. Some of the literary legends whose names will be engraved on the steep cliff of its pages include Sam Lipsyte, Lydia Millet, Clancy Martin, Margo Jefferson, Ken Sparling, Deb Olin Unferth and Adrian Tomine. In anticipation of issue […]

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Bites: Nabokov, Pynchon likes weed and food, Deerhunter vs. Flaming Lips, and more

We are close (November 17th) to the release of Nabokov’s The Original of Laura.  Slate discuss on the only way to get a sneak preview. Lit. Wasafiri turns 25, and celebrate by listing the books that most shaped literature in the last quarter century. Lots of weed and food in Inherent Vice. Conversational Reading on John Hawkes Gigantic has an interview with Clancy Martin Indichik: “Vampires and Jane Austen“ Momus has a book out?  Seriously?  That sorta rules. Politics A […]

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