In our morning reading: thoughts on Wilco’s new album, an interview with Elle Nash, and more.
New year? New books. January marks a strong beginning to what looks like another excellent literary year. You’ve got thought-provoking nonfiction, transportive fiction, and candid and enduring memoir all on the table. If you’re staying close to home due to cold weather or, er, other reasons this month, you’ve got plenty of new reading material to choose from.
In our morning reading: Brian Evenson on Gerald Murnane, Arundhati Roy on language, and more.
Everyday Apotheosis (or Apotheosis Every Day) by Hawa Allan Like a conductor leading a sonata, she spreads the knife back and forth, presides over the union of organic peanut butter and multi-grain bread. This solemn spackling forms part of her daily practice of self-love, of doing unto herself as she wishes others would do unto her in order to open her heart to the universe or something like that. She reads O Magazine.