In our Monday afternoon reading: notes on books by Mohsin Hamid, Kathy Acker, and Ben Lerner; thoughts on listening to Prince in the 1980s; an interview with David Cronenberg; and more.
Morning Bites: Chris Ofili, A “Pen & Ink” Excerpt, David Cronenberg Interviewed, Wendy C. Ortiz, and More
Chris Ofili talked with Calvin Tomkins, Nobel Prize odds for writers, an excerpt from Pen & Ink, talking books with David Cronenberg, Brooklyn Book Festival attendees, and more.
Morning Bites: Cronenberg’s DeLillo, Publication Studio, Jesmyn Ward, Letters to Don Draper, and More
When David Cronenberg met Don DeLillo: Death and Taxes looks at the trailer for Cosmopolis. Plans tonight? Go to Printed Matter (195 10th Avenue, NY, NY, 10011) to see Diana Balmori in conversation with Publication Studio co-founder Matthew Stadler. The event is free and open to the public. Jesmyn Ward talks to Jacket Copy. “Like any long project, writing a book has ups and downs. Sometimes the words would flow easily, some days it was a real struggle.” – Rob […]
Afternoon Bites: James Salter At The Armory Show, David Cronenberg’s Pilot, Lauren Groff’s Writing Space
At The Paris Review, Jenny Hendrix looks at James Salter’s presence at the Armory Show. Lauren Groff discusses where she writes. People have been telling us fantastic things about her new book Arcadia, so hey… David Cronenberg is working on a pilot called Knifeman. In related news, we are incapable of seeing that and not hearing the old Batman theme song, but with “Knifeman” in place of “Batman.” Via Warren Ellis comes this post from Matt Webb about the notion of “product.” […]
Today’s morning news: Rimbaud’s adventures getting coffee, Warren Ellis thinks Gingrich is full of shit, a David Cronenberg interview, and much more.
Posted by Jason Diamond From Galley Cat: In a fascinating casting choice, Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson will star in an upcoming adaptation–leaping from Stephenie Meyer to Don DeLillo in a single bound.
I’m going through different stages of excitement after reading this: In recent years, he’s successfully moved into more mainstream, if indubitably classy, fare but David Cronenberg’s latest project looks like a return to the peculiar world of The Fly or Crash. The Canadian filmmaker is planning a big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s 1997 novel As She Climbed Across the Table, the tale of a man who loses the love of his life to a shapeless void. According to the Pajiba […]
Monday Bites: literary duels, giant guinea pigs, poets being selfish, pynchon reviews, daria, david cronenberg picks delillo’s worst book
Good morning! Did you know that Dostoevsky once challenged Turgenev to a duel? I ask, with swords?? Do famous writers still duel? Norman Mailer probably did. And Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel Garcia Marquez sort of managed, although it was more of a one-punch deal. On literary feuds. Giant guinea pigs trump boy wizards, apparently. The Daily Beast interviews Jeffrey Eugenides, who was fired from his desk job at the Academy of American Poets for writing parts of The Virgin […]