AWP is coming close to an end. Either that, or you’re already sick of attending panel after panel and just want to explore the great city you’re currently visiting for the next few days. Whatever your particular situation, Mairead Case has you covered.
Morning Bites: Paris Review # 200, Book Stalker Turns One, Taking Franzen to Task, MIT Gags, and More
The Paris Review celebrates issue #200. “Do we even have to say that physical beauty is beside the point when discussing the work of a major author? Was Tolstoy pretty? Is Franzen? Wharton’s appearance has no relevance to her work. Franzen perpetuates the typically patriarchal standard of ranking a woman’s beauty before discussing her merits, whether she is an intellectual, artist, politician, activist, or musician.” – Victoria Patterson at the Los Angeles Review of Books takes Jonathan Franzen to task […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Dear AWP Doppelganger, Hi. How was Washington, D.C.? Did you do a lot of networking? Did you check out all of the monuments to our country? Did you drink a lot? Please, tell me everything. I’m really curious to know about all the new Facebook friends you made, but before you tell me, I need to ask how many people mistook you for me, because a ton of people thought they saw me there, but I’m […]