Afternoon Bites: Morrissey Reissued, Broken River Books, Marcel Schwob, Literary Food, and More


“Meanwhile, over with Moz on Wilde’s, detachment isn’t necessarily an insult; that doesn’t make the record a masterpiece, but it does make it one worth revisiting for Moz’s ample cult.” Marc Hogan on the reissued edition of Morrissey’s Kill Uncle.

As fans of J. David Osborne’s novel Low Down Death Right Easy, the news that he’s starting Broken River Books, with “a focus on literary crime and neo-noir fiction,” is welcome indeed.

Frank O’Hara or Buster Bluth?

“If you read the stories as they’re written, what you’re essentially told to do is struggle against the inevitable, to struggle against the fact that loss is permanent.” Sarah Gerard talked Marcel Schwob with translator Kit Schluter.

Scott Cheshire discusses literary food metaphors and Jessica Soffer’s novel Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots.

“You need light to see shadow—light actually makes the darkness more harrowing for me. To be only dark is as one dimensional as a hallmark card.” Rob Roberge on his novel The Cost of Living.

Hyperallergic on the Dumbo Arts Center.

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