Morning Bites: Jonathan Lethem on Don Carpenter, Maggie Shipstead, Sofia Samatar Interviewed, A Songs:Ohia Collection, and More


“…reorganizing the 20th-century American canon around Don Carpenter would be as heedless as reorganizing a video store with a section for “Harry Dean Stanton Movies” up front. But then again, if you stuck to that section, you’d be in pretty good shape.”  Jonathan Lethem on Don Carpenter’s legacy.

“What I can say is that Proust taught me about immersion in language, about infusing objects with feeling, and about light.” Sarah McCarry interviewed Sofia Samatar.

The Fanzine spoke with Juliet Escoria.

The Rumpus reviewed the latest book from Maggie Shipstead.

Pitchfork on a recent collection of Songs:Ohia singles.

The Faint reveal one of their favorite local bookstores.

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