In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by John Haskell and Dennis Cooper, an excerpt from Masha Gessen’s new book, and more.
What does the month of September have in store, as far as books are concerned? A whole lot of intriguing short fiction, for one thing–everything from meticulously-arranged tales of the uncanny to stylistically bold explorations of society. There’s also intriguing new works from some of our favorite writers, from an experimentally-structured work by John Haskell to a collection of lectures by Toni Morrison. As summer segues into fall, here are some book that might help ease you in to sweater […]
Posted by Tobias Carroll The Center for Fiction, located on East 47th Street, is a modest eight-story building with a small bookstore in the front and event spaces, book collections, and writing rooms on ascending floors. I was there on this particular night to attend an event titled On the Well-Tempered Sentence, assembled by John Madera (the writer and critic behind, among other projects, Big Other). Madera hosted, providing lengthy introductions of each of the four panelists that also served […]