In our weekend reading: an interview with Wayne Koestenbaum, Emma Ramadan on the life of a translator, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Wayne Koestenbaum Interviewed, Sarah Gerard, Hugo Awards Nominees, Durga Chew-Bose, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Wayne Koestenbaum, Sarah Gerard, and Durga Chew-Bose; and much more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on work by Wayne Koestenbaum and Molly Crabapple, Rosie Schaap on punches and cocktails, and more.
I think it’s safe to say that October is something of a juggernaut, as far as books we’re looking forward to are concerned. The full spectrum is covered: surreal short fiction, expansive works in translation, smart juxtapositions of pop and literary culture, insightful memoirs, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Wayne Koestenbaum, Jon Wurster Interviewed, New Lightning Bolt, Old Whisky, and More
In our Monday afternoon reading: interviews with Wayne Koestenbaum, Mairead Case, and Jon Wurster; a look at Will Wiles’s new novel; thoughts on Anthony Bourdain; and more.
Morning Bites: Wayne Koestenbaum on D.H. Lawrence, Ex Hex’s Latest, Hilton Als & Toni Morrison, Deafheaven Interviewed, and More
Wayne Koestenbaum on Sons and Lovers, Hilton Als interviewed Toni Morrison, new music from Ex Hex, India’s best-sellers, Ali Liebegott on writing for Transparent, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Vijay Iyer & Teju Cole, Lee Ranaldo’s Latest, Wayne Koestenbaum, Atavist Books, and More
Thoughts on the latest from Lee Ranaldo (and the legacy of Sonic Youth); a review of Vijay Iyer’s Teju Cole-inspired composition; Pitchfork begins a look back at a golden era of hip-hop; Wayne Koestenbaum’s new essay collection is reviewed; and more.
It seems paradoxical to write about Witold Gombrowicz’s Diary here. At well over seven hundred pages, spanning multiple decades and the writing of several major literary works of the 20th century, and encompassing correspondence, provocation, essays on aesthetics, and thoughts on Polish literature and the role of the expatriate artist, there’d still be uncovered space if we dedicated a week of Vol.1 to musings on it. Still: having sat down with it, I feel compelled to recommend it; Gombrowicz was a […]