Posted by Jason Diamond Straight from the “Holy Shit Department.” Spring is almost here—and so is our spring issue! It’s an especially exciting one: We will be publishing Roberto Bolaño’s The Third Reich—our first serialized novel in forty years—with original illustrations by Leanne Shapton. This is a first edition like none other—a collector’s item, and a chance to discover Bolaño’s famous lost novel almost a year before it appears in book form. (Via Paris Review)
Posted by Jason Diamond Today The Paris Review published this thing Josh MacIvor-Andersen wrote called “When I got Cable.” It’s awesome because it made me think “gee, that Lorin Stein is really dipping his toes in the low brow river by letting MacIvor-Andersen write about professional wrestling.” George Plimpton would probably think that MacIvor-Andersen’s piece was “a gas” or something like that.
Posted by Jason Diamond If you’re thrifty and want to support a great literary magazine/institution, forty five bucks will get you a year subscription to The Paris Review, AND editor Lorin Stein will send you a holiday card with a customized message to you. We’d suggest asking him to comment on allegations that he’s a pimp, or getting him to say “Vol. 1 Brooklyn is my favorite blog.”