It’s been a decade since Natasha Wimmer’s translation of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 was first published in the United States. Given this amount of time, several writers have begun exploring the impact and influence of Bolaño’s bibliography, with a particular focus on this mammoth work. That’s the case with Jonathan Russell Clark’s An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom, which does an excellent job of explaining why Bolaño’s work continues to resonate today, even as it also critiques aspects […]
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Jonathan Russell Clark’s new book about 2666, writing by Paula Bomer, and much more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Hermione Hoby, new music from By the Grace of God, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Shirley Jackson, Nobel Favorites, Magda Szabó, Jeff VanderMeer Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the works of Shirley Jackson, Alexis Coe and Amelia Gray in conversation, and much more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Ariel Gore, lessons learned from Roberto Bolaño, and more.
Double Teenage, the new novel from Joni Murphy, begins as a coming-of-age story following two friends, Celine and Julie, who live in the Southwest in the 1990s. What begins as a familiar story soon ventures into a much bolder specificity: as Murphy follows the two central characters forward in time, the book’s scope begins to encompass questions of art, globalization, and the violence of everyday life. I talked with Murphy via email about the origins of the novel, how she […]
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “Miss Lonelyhearts,” Rachel Cantor’s Playlist, Notes on Ligotti, “2666” on Stage, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a Nathanael West classic, paying tribute to Octavia E. Butler, a playlist from Rachel Cantor, and more.
Morning Bites: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “2666” on Stage, Brainard-Inspired Rock, Warren Ellis on Influential Books, and More
In our Monday morning reading: a new article on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, new writing from Jamie Iredell, recommended reading from Ellen Willis, Warren Ellis on influential books, and more.