In our afternoon reading: a review of “Hurricane Season,” poetry by Janice Lee, and more.
Marisa Meltzer (who is reading at our birthday party tonight)talks about my first true love over at the Paris Review blog.
Weekend Bites: Cocteau Cult, The Salinger Plan, Intellectual War, Shteyngart’s Free Food, Playboy Cartoons, and More
The cult of Cocteau Want to try being like J.D. Salinger? Don’t pay taxes, tweet, or keep the same e-mail address. If that doesn’t work, just freak out about tiny things. A Ticket to the Circus, Norris Church Mailer’s memoirs about seeing Norman Mailer in the nude, is reviewed. I think I’ve already made up my mind on this one. Good book people on Twitter. On Gary Shteyngart and food. Gahn Wilson’s Playboy cartoons get the book treatment. Intellectual feud: […]
Bites: Literary Video Games, Faulkner’s Inspiration, Justin Taylor’s Music Picks, Riot Grrrl, and More
Literary classics that would be perfect for your Atari, Neo Geo, or whatever the kids are using to Donkey Kong on these days. The diary that inspired Faulkner. Justin Taylor picks out songs for Largehearted Boy. Kierkegaard gets the English treatment. Don DeLillo’s newest book, Point Omega, is reviewed. Salinger got some gin up his schnoz Marisa Meltzer talks riot grrrls at Slate. Balzac, Anna Karenina, and Susan Boyle, together at last.