Three novels this week, each with thrills and surreal charges aplenty. One features psychic warfare that would make Hüsker Dü proud; another laces a contemporary thriller with hallucinations and meditations on the evolution of cities; and another blends history and metaphor into a surprisingly potent narrative.
“Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind” Hey, it’s the Jack Kerouac guide to life (and also to prose). At Capital New York, Jacob Silverman talks to Heidi Julavits. “What I was coming to understand, though, was that my mother did not come into the world fully formed in 1981, when I was born, that there was a complicated and somehow painful life that predated me.” Elisabeth Donnelly on watching Mad Men with her mother. Anthology Film Archives is hosting a […]
“You may not want to be writing like the books you read when you were young, but I’m trying to replicate the reading experience. I’m not mimicking the style or the genre, just the reading sauce and the experience sauce and how you spread it all over.” The Outlet reports on Heidi Julavits’s recent appearance at The Center for Fiction. The EMP Pop Conference kicks off this evening at NYU, incorporating everything from a discussion of metal in Jakarta to […]