In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Akwaeke Emezi’s novel, Jóhann Jóhannsson remembered, and much more.
Indexing: How much Wodehouse can you take(?), Cannery Row, Lispector, L.A. Review of Books podcast, and much more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Tobias Carroll We’ve got two weeks of reading here. This….might take a while. Though it’s a strange cosmic joke that I made my way through the 850-page novel on the list to follow faster than nearly everything else on it.
Vacation Bites: Henry Miller’s birthday, anthropomorphic dioramas, literary word processing, and more
(We’re taking a little break until the new year, so Morning and Afternoon Bites will be combined into one daily post.) Henry Miller was born on this day in 1891. Umberto Eco’s love of lists. One man’s quest to figure out the literary history of word processing. Short stories by Colm Tóibín and Téa Obreht. Taking a look at the work of Walter Potter, the English taxidermist known for his anthropomorphic dioramas. A book about the band Felt is a thing. This […]
Morning Bites: Law & Order birthday, the fate of the OWS library, Rollins for president, Palestinian literature, and more
In the news:
The Observer has a profile on Blake Butler. Night two of his marathon reading takes place at WORD, tonight. Guillermo Del Toro admitted that his dream project, a $150 million dollar 3D adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, may never happen. New Directions show off two upcoming books. Sarah Manguso picks Franzen’s Freedom over Teddy Wayne’s Kapitol in the opening round of the Morning News Tournament of Books. The Rumpus talks with Téa Obreht. Sarah Palin […]