In our afternoon reading: interviews with Ottessa Moshfegh and Jordy Rosenberg, adapting Stefan Zweig for the screen, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lester Bangs Drama, Blake Butler on Shane Jones, Recommended YA, Ivy Compton-Burnett, and More
Discussing the life and work of Stefan Zweig at the NYPL, Kim Gordon and Raymond Pettibon’s upcoming bookstore event, adapting the life of Lester Bangs for the stage, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Robert Coover Interviewed, Zweig Biography, New Sarah Gerard Fiction, Sharon Van Etten, and More
Robert Coover on a new story, interviews with Trisha Low and Morgan Parker, new fiction from Sarah Gerard, notes on a new book about Stefan Zweig, music from Sharon Van Etten, and more.
Weekend Bites: Zweig and Exile, Colson Whitehead, A “Chickfactor” History, Sean Madigan Hoen, and More
An excerpt from Colson Whitehead’s new book, notes on Stefan Zweig, an interview with Adam Wilson, a history of Chickfactor, and more for your weekend reading.
Morning Bites: Teju Cole, Victor LaValle on Shirley Jackson’s “The Sundial”, Laura van den Berg Interviewed, White Lung’s Latest, and More
This morning: Victor LaValle on an underrated Shirley Jackson novel, interviews with Laura van den Berg and Teju Cole, Bret Easton Ellis scripts a Dum Dum Girls video, a look at the Wes Anderson-Stefan Zweig connection, and more.
Revisiting Stefan Zweig, Helen Oyeyemi’s fantastic new novel, a new short story from Cameron Pierce, Frankie Cosmos talks Frank O’Hara, and more.
There can be a literary virtue in seclusion. Whether a long narrative is constrained to a reduced number of characters or settings (what I like to call the “person in a room talking” novel) or making use of themes related to isolation, memorable results are capable in either instance. Loneliness and solitude are essential elements to the human condition; they can be as liberating as the feeling of walking alone through a city that’s not your own, half-buzzed on coffee, […]
Indexing: Hodgman & Balzac, NYRB Classics, William Faulkner disciples, Walton Ford, Martin Amis, and more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Jason Diamond I went to Walton Ford’s opening at the Paul Kasmin Gallery a month or so ago, and became pretty obsessed with his work. I guess I’m including this because the exhibition closes on December 23rd, and if you’re in New York, I want you all to see it.