In our morning reading: Ram V talks writing, thoughts on Helen DeWitt’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Helen Weinzweig, Piper Weiss Nonfiction, Sleepyhead Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the fiction of Helen Weinzweig, new writing by Piper Weiss, and much more.
Morning Bites: PEN Literary Award Longlists, Edwidge Danticat, Seneca Village’s History, Recording John Fahey, and More
New writing from Edwidge Danticat, the PEN Literary Awards longlists, a journey into the history of NYC’s Seneca Village, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Michael Ondaatje, Martha Southgate, John Fahey, and more
At Electric Literature, James Kaelan on Occupy Wall Street and the return of his Zero-Emission Book Project. (Vol.1’s Tobias Carroll reviewed Kaelan’s We’re Getting On for Word Riot last year.) Jess Row on Michael Ondaatje’s latest novel, The Cat’s Table: “an affirmation of a literary ethic Ondaatje has devoted his career to rejecting.” At Largehearted Boy, Martha Southgate has assembled Book Notes for her novel The Taste of Salt. Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses the “genre fiction vs. literary fiction” debate. Grayson Currin on […]
Indexing: New Orleans bookstores, Denis Johnson, Dwight Macdonald, Jarvis Cocker, and more
Tobias Carroll This will be a short week for me; my reading (mainly conducted on a trip to and from New Orleans) consisted of a small selection of longer books, some of which I’ve either written about elsewhere or, well, will write about elsewhere on Vol.1. (The Four Fingers of Death, for instance.) I will say, though, that Karl Marlantes’s novel of the Vietnam War Matterhorn — much praised by readers whose opinions I trust — exceeded my expectations: it’s […]
Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal #10
Over at Arthur, some news about Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal: “Issue #10 of Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal will be published and presented at White Columns as an expanded event/exhibition. A stapled issue will be created during the show. Pages from each of the ten journals will be exhibited as enlarged wall pieces, including the heretofore unpublished issue #9, [in keeping with the journals every-third-issue a theme issue, i.e., #3 was themed “cunnilingus,” #6 was “punk,”—with #9’s theme “pot”].” […]