At The New York Times: Stephen Colbert shares his thoughts on the removal of the “N” word from Huckleberry Finn. At Cynical-C Blog: Roger Ebert also has some views on the censoring of Mark Twain’s classic. At Jewcy: Jason interviewed Myla Goldberg. At Moby Lives: When Penguin Classics was a record label.
Weekend Bites: Myla Goldberg & Darin Strauss for Charity, Paul Murray Interviewed, Dave Eggers Demons and More
Tomorrow at Union Hall in Brooklyn, Myla Goldberg and Darin Strauss (both pictured above) discuss their new books, one of which looks back on the past through the lens of fiction, the other through the lens of memoir. All proceeds go to The Brooklyn New School (P.S. 146). Graywolf Press to publish poetry of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. At Beatrice: An interview with Skippy Dies author Paul Murray. At The Washington Post: Dave Eggers is done fighting […]
VOLUMIZER: THE WEEK IN BOOKS, 10/3 – 10/9 Posted by Nick Curley Having spent the last several months baffled as to where to go for a comprehensive yet pocket-sized digest of the day’s tomes-of-the-moment, I decided to draft one myself. I’ll keep this up weekly for as long as it continues to entertain me and prove no burden. All books are fair game, including those newly reprinted. To drop a dime about your new release or someone else’s, send all […]
1. Scott Lindenbaum of Electric Literature gave us a reading list. Currently reading: The Halfway House by Guillermo Rosales (translated by Anna Kushner) Some really good books: Jernigan by David Gates The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald Distant Star by Robeto Bolano Molloy by Samuel Beckett The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino The Loser by Thomas Bernhard Jerusalem by Goncalo M. Tavares Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail […]
By Jason Diamond Michael Hearst has one of the most impressive resumes of just about anybody I can think of. His band One Ring Zero had Denis Johnson, Jonathan Ames, Michael Chabon, Myla Goldberg, and others contribute lyrics to the album, As Smart as We Are. He’s involved in the Cassette From my Ex project, a multi-instrumentalist that has toured with The Magnetic Fields, a writer that has contributed to McSweeney’s, and from what I gather, a pretty nice guy. […]