In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Mariana Enriquez’s new book, interviews with Jac Jemc and Les Filles de Illighadad, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new book, nonfiction by Hilton Als, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Lidia Yuknavich, Clarice Lispector Short Fiction, Alexandra Kleeman, William T. Vollmann’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Lidia Yuknavitch, previously unpublished fiction from Clarice Lispector, Gabby Bess on race and riot grrrl, and much more.
#tobyreads: Wrapped Up in Books — The Literary Lives of Karl Ove Knausgaard, Thomas M. Disch, and Gabby Bess
Like a lot of readers I know, I read — devoured, maybe — Jesse Barron’s interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard last weekend. I’d been reading the second part of his six-volume memoir/novel/whatever he prefers to call it My Struggle, subtitled A Man In Love. I’d read the first part of said work last year, along with his novel A Time For Everything; both were on my list of the best books I’d read in 2012.