In our afternoon reading: checking in with Nick Cave, talking couscous with Leda, Lore Segal is interviewed, the Queens Museum is discussed, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Julian Schnabel, Future Chicago, Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean, James Bridle Residency, and More
A look back at one of Neil Gaiman’s first comics, Chicagoan science fiction, a bravura New Age compilation, Lore Segal’s latest novel, and more.
Lucinella by Lore Segal Melville House (reissued 2009), 154 p. It begins as a comedy of manners among writers: the protagonist Lucinella spending time at Yaddo amidst a succession of shifting relationships and fluctuating power dynamics. You could be forgiven for having a sense of how the story will proceed. Lore Segal’s Lucinella was originally published in 1976 and, as it proceeds, one might find it closer kin to John Barth’s Chimera than a more straightforward tale of life and […]