In our morning reading: an award for Deborah Eisenberg, why you should be reading Wendy C. Ortiz, an interview with Laurie Anderson, recommended Eastern European literature, and more.
The guys behind Mission Chinese have a book deal with Anthony Bourdain and Ecco, and they can basically do whatever they want, for all he cares. A new Deborah Eisenberg short story at The New York Review of Books. Lifestyle voyeurism available immediately at By Way of Brooklyn. Daniel Alarcón talks Spanish-language radio with The Rumpus. Oh my God, nothing could not make our Fridays better than new Glenn Ganges. Kevin Huizenga is over at The Paris Review Daily. Follow […]
Morning Bites: Eisenberg And Shawn, Finding @Horse_ebooks, Writing Desks, The Clean On The Road, And More
“I want to be her when I grow up.” – Hanging out with Deborah Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn at the Center For Fiction. Feast your eyes on the desks (and bed) that contributors to The Millions write on. Tracking down the greatest Twitter spambot there is, @Horse_eBooks. Now’s the time to restate Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. The Clean is touring with Times New Viking. This is glorious news. Aaron Gilbreath on finding antique bottles in the desert. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and […]
“Book designer and metal type master Russell Maret has begun a fundraising campaign on Kickstarterto try to raise $25,000 to have Micah Currier engrave and cast a new proprietary metal type family at the Dale Guild Type Foundry.” – Via Imprint. Sugar is revealed! Sally Errico at The New Yorker talks to Cheryl Strayed about being the mysterious advice giver on The Rumpus. Deborah Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn read Gregor von Rezzori’s An Ermine in Czernopol at the Center for Fiction on February 22nd. […]
What makes a writer “underrated”? I’m only asking, because apparently several writers I really like are underrated, and I’m not exactly sure what this means. I’m working with a few scenarios here, because I feel like the writers below could easily be classified as “underrated,” considering that people I think of as “big names,” like Deborah Eisenberg, Stephen Elliott, and Sam Lipsyte are on the list. Example: if say, fifty people buy The Instructions by Adam Levin (god forbid), but […]
to make sense of “Brontë-mania.” No mention of Brontë metal. There is also mention of Brontë’s possible use of a laptop over at HTMLGIANT. (See pic above) Jami Attenberg reads. Deborah Eisenberg discusses Hungarian novel, Skylark. Mrs. Dalloway is 85. The books of Lost. The legacy of Metropolis.
This picture looks like a postcard from the land of amazing things.
For Eisenberg, the first accident was to be raised in Winnetka, Illinois, a predominantly Gentile suburb 20 miles north of Chicago. Some of the Eisenhower-era temperament of the place can be glimpsed in her Reagen-era short story “The Robbery.” Though there were “some deeply, deeply liberal people there,” she says now, “It was very conservative in certain ways,” and sharply divided from the Jewish enclaves it abutted. She was not conscious of the “anti-Semitic element” until after she left, but […]