In our morning reading: interviews with Eileen Myles and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, an excerpt from Nnedi Okorafor’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Thomas Pierce, Kate Bernheimer Interviewed, Stuart Murdoch on Soccer, New Elliott Holt Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: fiction by Thomas Pierce, imagining an unmade Coen Brothers literary adaptation, Stuart Murdoch talks soccer, a new story from Elliott Holt, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Emily St. John Mandel, DJ /rupture’s Book Club, Revisiting “Miller’s Crossing,” Midwestern Indie Bookstores, and More
Sarah McCarry interviewed Emily St. John Mandel, Jen Doll interviewed Rainbow Rowell, DJ /rupture discusses excellent books, revisiting Miller’s Crossing, and more.
A roundup of literary links for the afternoon of March 2, 2012.
They found Capt. Ahab’s boat! Dick Watching will be blowing up this week!
It seems that with just about every Coen brothers film, it takes me two attempts to really fall in love with the film. Such was the case with A Serious Man. I saw it the first time, said “eh…”, and walked away. Then I saw it a second time and thought, “oh yeah, that’s brilliant.” With the film up for the best-picture award at the Oscars, Slate also takes a second look at the film.
Bites: The Coens Grit, Detesting Eggers, Dennis Cooper on Justin Taylor, Lit. Mystery Spots, and More
The Coen bros are closer to making True Grit a reality. From The Awl: “It’s safe to say that Eggers is currently the most detested man in American haute-literary circles.” Remember that time a bunch of people wanted to kill Salman Rushdie? He’s gonna write a book about it. Dennis Cooper on Justin Taylor. L Magazine reviews Taylor’s Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever. A literary mystery spot at Lit Kicks. Where all all the Jews in John Hughes’ […]
By Jason Diamond [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iggyFPls4w&hl=en&fs=1&] Using names like Woody Allen, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, and Leonard Michaels, a case could be made that there is an entire genre focusing solely on the neurosis of middle-aged Jewish men. John Updike must have thought so, take his character Henry Bech for proof. But while Bellow, Michaels, and the WASP king Updike are all dead, Roth is still good (a bit depressing maybe, but in a good way) and Allen is more content on […]