Marisa Meltzer (who is reading at our birthday party tonight)talks about my first true love over at the Paris Review blog.
No shame in the game: I have left a copy of the new Open City in the bathroom that others might discover Samantha Gillison’s wry, wistful story “The Conference Rat.” (Via Paris Review blog)
“So I call Darnielle a poet, and I proselytize. Luckily I won’t need to much longer. Since the spring, his influential death metal reviews, posting inexhaustibly to his blog Last Plane To Jakarta ever since his June 10, 2001 salvo, “Death Metal Rules,” have been exclusively in free verse. This extends a mode that Darnielle first experimented with in 2006, in a cycle entitled, “Thirty Short Poems About My Favorite Black Metal Band.” Amen. (Via Paris Review)
Are you ever tempted to write fiction? Indeed, I am working on fiction now. Well, not now now. But I have some pages of some stuff I made up and I like it better than the atrociously stupid novel I wrote when I was twenty-two. (Via The Paris Review)
At least that’s what this NY Mag article would have you believe. The new Paris Review editor is rolling hard: eating headcheese, getting soused with the bros (Sam Lipsyte and Alex Ambramovich), and not giving a fuck that his peers are “editing scrappier magazines like N+1 and The Believer“.
From the press release: Lorin Stein will succeed Philip Gourevitch as the editor of The Paris Review in April of 2010, it was announced today by the board of directors of The Paris Review Foundation. “Lorin has an uncommon literary sensibility and eye for new talent,” said Antonio Weiss, publisher of the nonprofit quarterly that Time recently called “America’s greatest literary journal.” “The Paris Review has thrived during Philip’s five-year tenure as editor,” Weiss said, “and we look forward to […]
Bites: America RULES, Fitzgerald and William, Ballard Inspires Art, Eggers at The Paris Review?, and More
USA! USA! USA! Fitzgerald reads some Shakespeare. Art inspired by JG Ballard. 3 Guys 1 Book loving John Durmot Woods I love Dave Eggers and all, but editor of The Paris Review? I dunno about that man. How Tina Brown plans to change the e-book game. Yes Mr. Poet, I’m also sad about the Greenpoint Coffeehouse closing.
Bites: Ayn Rand Dominates and is “Influential”, Paris Review Conversation, Finding Edward Gorey, and More.
This terrifying picture is from the GQ piece on Ayn Rand called “The Bitch is Back“. If you like Ayn Rand, enjoy reading about “2009’s most influential author”. Otherwise, if you are like me, continue shielding your eyes. Lit. L Magazine wonders who will take the helm at the Paris Review with Philip Gourevitch leaving? One of the names tossed around in the comments of the L Mag. conversation for a possible new Paris Review editor is Geoff Dyer. Oh, […]