In our morning reading: Ram V talks writing, thoughts on Helen DeWitt’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jason’s Latest, Recommended Detective Fiction, Lidia Yuknavitch on Screen, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jason’s new book, an interview with Brian Eno, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by John Keene and Sara Gran, a playlist from Stephanie Feldman, and more.
Morning Bites: Cinematic Fiction, Alexander Chee Interviewed, Stephanie Feldman on Writing, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Samuel Kaye’s new novel, interviews with Alexander Chee and Stephanie Feldman, and more.
We’re going to go with “esoteric” as our lead description of October’s literary offerings. From transformative poetry to literary history to innovative fiction, we have a number of bases covered here. The weather might be taking a turn for the autumnal, but these ten books are worthy reading in all seasons.
Failing in Art and in Life by Stephanie Feldman 1. There is a euphemism for unpublished novels: “novels in a drawer.” I have two of them, and though they are literally in drawers—a plastic Target storage container—I prefer to call them failures. I’ve learned that people—writers and non-writers alike—don’t like that word. Failure. “Perhaps someday you’ll revise them,” I’m told, and: “They were essential learning experiences.” These are reasonable observation, but they’re beside the point. Yes, they were good lessons […]