The last time I talked with Amina Cain it was 2013 and the subject was her book Creature. Now, Cain has returned with a new book, Indelicacy — a novel about a woman’s artistic awakening amidst questions of art, intimacy, and class. It’s a difficult book to describe, because so much of its power stems from the manner in which Cain tells it story: what she keeps in, what she leaves out, and how she transforms the familiar into something almost fantastical. I talked with Cain about her new book and how she created it earlier this month.
In our morning reading: an interview with Rob Hart, great New Jersey bookstores, and more.
In our morning reading: exploring the writings of Clarice Lispector, an interview with Nicholas Mancusi, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Clarice Lispector and Alexander Chee, an interview with Neko Case, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Emily X.R. Pan’s new novel, interviews with Chelsey Johnson and Chance the Rapper, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the writings of Clarice Lispector and Ursula K. Le Guin, an interview with Moor Mother, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Carmen Maria Machado and Scott Moore, scary reading recommendations, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Clarice Lispector, new writing by Alexander Chee, interviews with Rachel Khong and Carolyn Finney, and more.