In our afternoon reading: interviews with Paul Auster and JY Yang, a new essay from Jason Diamond, and more.
Morning Bites: A Han Kang Excerpt, Colson Whitehead Interviewed, Caroline Polanchek, Science Fiction and Politics, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Han Kang’s new novel, interviews with Colson Whitehead and Caroline Polanchek, and more.
Weekend Bites: Nathan Carson, Victor LaValle’s Next Novel, Paul Auster Interviewed, Junot Díaz, and More
In our weekend reading: where heavy metal and cosmic horror meet, interviews with Paul Auster and Junot Díaz, and more.
It’s a new year, and with that new year comes a host of new books. From fiction that might shed a light on ongoing political debates to incisive essays between the relationship between creativity and commerce, there’s something for nearly everyone on our list of books that have gotten our attention for this month. And it’s very likely that you’ll see some of these names pop up again on our anticipated books lists in the year to come–no less that four […]
In his 1990 novel, The Music of Chance, Paul Auster explores the use of stones and barriers as plot and metaphorical devices in telling the story of two men, Jim and Jack, who are forced into the construction of an ornamental stone wall after accruing a gambling debt to a pair of eccentric millionaires. If this sounds a bit wild, it is certainly meant to, for the novel toys with absurdity. But The Music of Chance, when paired with Auster’s […]
Afternoon Bites: Philip Glass on Film, Charlie Parker Biographies, LA Art Book Fair, Mitchell S. Jackson Interviewed, and More
Philip Glass talks about writing music for films, Mitchell S. Jackson talks to The Paris Review, a guide to the LA Art Book Fair, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tim Kinsella, Justin Taylor’s Year in Lit, “The X-Files” at 20, Paul Auster, and More
This afternoon: a look at Paul Auster’s latest, thoughts on the twentieth anniversary of The X-Files, Justin Taylor provides some literary recommendations, and more.
As part of the Books Beneath the Bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Community Bookstore and Vol. 1 Brooklyn will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way.