In our weekend reading: talking journals with Jennifer Maritza McCauley, Jeff VanderMeer on politics, and more.
Declines and Falls, and Their Literary Influence
Edward Gibbon is best-known for his The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a work so mammoth that its abridged edition is still a sizable doorstopper, abounding with information about the Roman Empire’s culture, systems of government, and rulers–both good and bad. And if that was all that Gibbon had featured, that would suffice to confirm its classic status. But there’s plenty more to consider in Gibbon’s book, both structurally and in terms of the vast influence it’s had on the centuries of work that followed.
Morning Bites: Jennifer Egan’s Fiction, dälek Returns, Jeff VanderMeer on Book Covers, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Jennifer Egan’s new novel, Jeff VanderMeer talks book covers, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jeff VanderMeer’s Recommendations, June of 44 Returns, Colin Dickey Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Jeff VanderMeer and Emily St. John Mandel, new writing by Colin Dickey, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jeff VanderMeer Revisited, Rémy Ngamije Interviewed, Dave Housley on Drafts, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jeff VanderMeer’s fiction, new takes on old folktales, and more.
Morning Bites: Jami Attenberg Nonfiction, Writers and Crime, Ambient Jazz Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Jami Attenberg’s new book, Jeff VanderMeer and Gus Moreno in conversation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Brandon Stosuy, Roxane Gay’s Imprint, Rob Hart, Sarah Pinsker’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Brandon Stosuy’s new book, an interview with Jeff VanderMeer, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Layli Long Soldier Interviewed, Jeff VanderMeer, KMRU’s Music, Nino Cipri, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Layli Long Soldier and Jeff VanderMeer, exploring the music of KMRU, and more.