Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson: The Musical? Cormac McCarthy doing Yelp reviews. (We really want this to be real.) Lorin Stein of The Paris Review is a stylish dude. The NYPL president gets caught driving drunk. From typeface to Bob Dylan’s book, Slate picks some new classics. A.O. Scott revisits Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 Western The Wild Bunch. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Why I can’t tell a drone doom album and Cormac McCarthy apart anmymore.
Weekend Bites: Proust Questionnaire, Bad Book Titles, Will Self, Jack Rose Remembered, T Rex’s Jewishness, and More
I didn’t think it was possible, but I think I may have found my favorite awful library book. Lit. The interactive Proust questionnaire over at Vanity Fair. NBA star Steve Nash and Cormac McCarthy discussed in this article. Appreciation for Alan Moore’s brilliant graphic novel, From Hell. Three Guys One Book show love for Emily St. John Mandel. Al Gore: Poet. The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn talks about writing the adaptation to Klosterman’s Fargo Rock City. Robert Birnbaum discusses Will […]
Bites: Juliet Linderman Interviews Paul Auster, LOOK on Display, Wes Anderson’s Music Choices, and more
Juliet Linderman, managing editor of The Greenpoint Gazette and featured reader at last month’s Vol. 1 Storytelling anniversary party, has lovingly and skillfully interviewed Paul Auster for The Rumpus. It is “lovingly” done in the sense that she clearly holds the novelist to eminent, celebratory respect, and “skillful” in that she just did it really fucking well. And Auster upholds it with his writerly charm, eclipsing the recent unpleasing flavor left atop my literary taste buds by Cormac McCarthy.
Cormac McCarthy, in an interview by the Wall Street Journal, denounces short fiction as too easy for writers and modern readers as too fickle for epics.
Farrar, Strauss and Giroux (2009), 278 p. Reviewed by Willa A. Cmiel and Jason Diamond When deciding who at Vol. 1 should review musician Nick Cave’s new novel, The Death of Bunny Munro, the following questions came to mind: 1. Who really got excited about Nick Cave putting out his second book, The Death of Bunny Munro? 2. Does Nick Cave have that large of a following that Bunny Munro could be considered a literary event? Even after his last […]