In our weekend reading: interviews with Jeannie Vanasco and Hillary Leftwich, thoughts on books by Saeed Jones and Thomas Bernhard, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Niviaq Korneliussen, Jeff Parker Interviewed, Mark Hollis Remembered, Ken Liu, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books from Niviaq Korneliussen and Ken Liu, revisiting “To Sleep With Anger,” and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Jamel Brinkley, thoughts on Olga Tokarczuk’s new book, and much more.
Talking Jonathan Rosenbaum at the Los Angeles Review of Books. Blake Butler on Thomas Bernhard: “[S]ome of the blackest, most bare-teethed realist writing available.” Kate Christensen on the egg. She Shreds magazine: profiling the likes of Mary Timony and Marnie Stern. Excellent. “…the onslaught of ecological disaster has been experienced by most of us (outside of New Orleans and Florida) as a media phenomenon. Of course, that’s all changing.” Jonathon Kyle Sturgeon on Nathaniel Rich’s Odds Against Tomorrow, and literary floods. […]
Bites: Ayn Rand Dominates and is “Influential”, Paris Review Conversation, Finding Edward Gorey, and More.
This terrifying picture is from the GQ piece on Ayn Rand called “The Bitch is Back“. If you like Ayn Rand, enjoy reading about “2009’s most influential author”. Otherwise, if you are like me, continue shielding your eyes. Lit. L Magazine wonders who will take the helm at the Paris Review with Philip Gourevitch leaving? One of the names tossed around in the comments of the L Mag. conversation for a possible new Paris Review editor is Geoff Dyer. Oh, […]