I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
The month of June brings with it a widely varied host of literature. If you’re in the mood for literary fiction from some of the most adept practitioners of it, you’re going to be pretty well taken care of. Perhaps you’re searching for work from a cult writer that’s only recently re-entered the spotlight? Some of these books fall into this category as well. From surreal, disorienting fiction to explorations of spaces familiar and historic, these books offer plenty for […]
Afternoon Bites: Norman Lock Revisits Huck Finn, Emma Straub Interviewed, Lower’s Latest, Glenn O’Brien, and More
Interviews with Emma Straub and Glenn O’Brien, a review of Norman Lock’s The Boy in His Winter, Brandon Stosuy on the latest from Lower, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gabrielle Bell, Lower’s Latest, Norman Lock Interviewed, Jenny Zhang’s Chapbook, and More
Gabrielle Bell discusses her new collection, interviews with Norman Lock and LeVar Burton, The Antlers on their literary influences, new writing from Jenny Zhang, and more.
Morning Bites: James McBride on NYC, Maud Newton on “The Noble Hustle,” Norman Lock, Hilton Als and “All That Jazz,” and More
Maud Newton on the latest from Colson Whitehead, interviews with Norman Lock, Julia Fierro, and James McBride, thoughts on Sophie Calle’s latest work, photos of North Brother Island, and more.
So I read MFA vs. NYC this week. I’d encountered a couple of the essays in it earlier–some in the pages of N+1; others at readings or excerpted elsewhere. And as collections of work go, it comes highly recommended: it’s an accurate summation of the debates around writing and the studying of it as you’re likely to find. Though looking to it for defined answers might be more difficult: the anthology offers up a host of points of view, each of which […]
Afternoon Bites: Norman Lock, “Inside Llewyn Davis” Reviewed, Glenn Branca Reissued, Kate Zambreno & S. D. Chrostowska, and More
This afternoon: an early Glenn Branca album gets the deluxe reissue treatment, new fiction from Norman Lock, the stories that terrified you as a child are coming to the screen (kind of), a new T. Cooper essay, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexander Chee, New Norman Lock, Spike Lee’s Music Videos, The Blow Returns, and More
A look at Claudia Roth Pierpont’s new Philip Roth biography; talking cleanses and visions with Alexander Chee; Norman Lock’s next book; the music videos of Spike Lee; and more.