In our afternoon reading: thoughts on music by Vivien Goldman and fiction by Matt Bell, an interview with Kathleen Hanna, and much more.
Morning Bites: Esmé Weijun Wang, Yuri Herrera Interviewed, Betty Davis, Jim Ruland Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: book news from Esmé Weijun Wang, nonfiction from Jim Ruland, an interview with Yuri Herrera, and more.
Our most anticipated reads for the month of July are a disparate bunch: there’s formally inventive fiction, in-depth explorations of beloved cultural phenomena, expansive looks at the evolution of a genre, and skewed looks at the past, present, and future. And there’s also a striking-looking graphic novel exploring the singular life of a cult musician. As the temperature gets higher and the range of outdoor activities grows, here are a number of reasons to carry a book with you as […]
Quotidian Scenes From an Apocalypse: A Review of Yuri Herrera’s “Signs Preceding the End of the World”
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera; translated by Lisa Dillman (And Other Stories; 114 p.) A title can do so much. If Yuri Herrera’s novel had been graced with one that was less imposing, it might have read in a more focused way: not as something ominous or terrifying, but as a stark narrative of both sides of the border between Mexico and the United States. Instead, there’s that title, and all that it implies. And […]