In our morning reading: thoughts on Marlon James’s new novel, Carina del Valle Schorske on translation, and more.
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.