This morning: delve into the works of Lynne Tillman, Etgar Keret on the bad fates of good characters, an excerpt from Douglas Watson’s new novel, Ruth Curry talks Amazon.com, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Teju Cole, Ian Svenonius and Ex Hex, Haunted Houses, Brandon Hobson Reviewed, and More
This afternoon: Teju Cole talks with the Times, one iconic DC punk figure shows up in another’s video, Colin Dickey talks haunted houses, Brandon Hobson’s new book is reviewed, and more.
The Era of Not Quite: Stories by Douglas Watson BOA Editions; 148 p. Douglas Watson’s The Era of Not Quite isn’t shy about its own literary nature. The opening stories contain mentions of the likes of Haldor Laxness and Samuel Beckett, though it’s another venerated writer whose legacy seems most felt in this collection. Halfway through the book is a story titled “Special Advertising Section.” It begins: “Well, here you are, halfway through Douglas Watson’s first and last book of […]