In our morning reading: thoughts on Marlon James’s new novel, Carina del Valle Schorske on translation, and more.
The Secret History of Naples, Then and Now: An Interview With John Domini
One of the most challenging tasks for any writer is evoking the physicality of life using only words on a page. With his new book The Archeology of a Good Ragù: Discovering Naples, My Father and Myself, John Domini does exactly that. Simultaneously a concise history of Domini’s family, a portrait of contemporary Naples, and an exploration of the region’s food and art, the book seamlessly moves from one topic to the next, memorably evoking a holistic sense of the minutiae of life. Domini and I chatted via email about the long process of writing this book and how it connects to his other works.
Afternoon Bites: Katherine Hill, Erika T. Wurth Interviewed, Kelly Moran and Prurient on Composition, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Katherine Hill and Erika T. Wurth, the year’s best nonfiction, and more.
Morning Bites: Chelsea G. Summers, National Book Award Winners, Soul Glo, Dubravka Ugrešić Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Chelsea G. Summers’s new novel, an interview with Jean Kyong Frazier, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alisson Wood, Douglas Stuart’s Recommendations, Matthew Ingram, emily m. danforth’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Alisson Wood, Douglas Stuart’s book recommendations, and more.
Weekend Bites: Stephen Malkmus, Dubravka Ugrešić’s Latest, Summer Brennan, Josh Denslow Interviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Stephen Malkmus’s latest album, an excerpt from Summer Brennan’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: “Native Son” on Film, Dubravka Ugresic Interviewed, Paul Harding, Marci Vogel’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on the film adaptation of a classic novel by Richard Wright, a conversation with Paul Harding, and more.
Morning Bites: Dubravka Ugresic, Idra Novey Interviewed, Nick Zinner and Zachary Lipez, Álvaro Enrigue, and More
In our morning reading: exploring the works of Dubravka Ugresic, interviews with Idra Novey and Álvaro Enrigue, and more.