In our afternoon reading: new writing by Teju Cole and Cari Luna, an interview with John Domini, and more.
One of the most challenging tasks for any writer is evoking the physicality of life using only words on a page. With his new book The Archeology of a Good Ragù: Discovering Naples, My Father and Myself, John Domini does exactly that. Simultaneously a concise history of Domini’s family, a portrait of contemporary Naples, and an exploration of the region’s food and art, the book seamlessly moves from one topic to the next, memorably evoking a holistic sense of the minutiae of life. Domini and I chatted via email about the long process of writing this book and how it connects to his other works.
Weekend Bites: Dennis Cooper, John Domini Interviewed, Saul Williams, Joshua Cohen’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Dennis Cooper’s new book and Saul Williams’s new film, great book cover design, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Anthony Veasna So Nonfiction, Ben Ehrenreich on Books, Luc Sante Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: nonfiction by Anthony Veasna So, a review of Matt Bell’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Angela Carter on Vampires, John Domini, T Kira Mahealani Madden on Food, José Olivarez, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting Angela Carter, an interview with José Olivarez, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Dystopia, John Domini on Memoirs, Sanjena Sathian’s New Novel, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Nicole Kornher-Stace’s new novel, John Domini on memoirs, and more.
Morning Bites: Kamel Daoud’s Latest, East River Park’s Future, Leonora Carrington Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Kamel Daoud’s fiction, new writing by John Domini, and more.
Morning Bites: John Domini’s Latest, Fatima Al Qadiri, Publishing Deesha Philyaw, Mdou Moctar, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on John Domini’s new book, how Fatima Al Qadiri’s new album came together, and more.