In our afternoon reading: interviews with Ottessa Moshfegh and Byron Coley, a review of Kristen Radtke’s new book, and more.
In the lead-up to the release of his film Get Out, Jordan Peele curated a series of films at BAM titled “The Art of the Social Thriller.” In recent years, the unsettling fiction of Robert Aickman has received a heightened prominence, including work that depends on a heightened sense of wrongness in terms of social interactions between characters. (It’s telling that his recently-reissued novel The Late Breakfasters feels like something written by a bizarro-world Evelyn Waugh.) The idea of a […]
Afternoon Bites: Zadie Smith on Key and Peele, Sufjan Stevens Interviewed, New Cesar Aira Fiction, Natalie Eilbert, and More
In our afternoon reading: Zadie Smith on Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele; thoughts on books by Natalie Eilbert, Andrew Worthington, and Diane Cook; new Cesar Aira fiction; a Sufjan Stevens interview; and more.