Edward Champion reads Augie March. Fact: You can’t have Ben Greenman involved with your book and not expect at least one infograph at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Karen Russell inspires some Pizza Hut Book It! talk at Galley Cat. Ted Sanders contributes to this week’s Recommended Reading. The days of bipartisan seersucker are now a thing of the past. Ever wonder how the term “Can of worms” originated? Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Robert Caro Talking, Willy Loman’s Inability to Pay for Tickets, Screaming Females, and More
Willy Loman would have a difficult time affording the 2012 revival of the play Arthur Miller wrote about him. When Robert Caro met the Bat Segundo Show. Emily St. John Mandel gives Largehearted Boy her Book Notes for The Lola Quartet. Levi Asher on Laurent Binet’s HHhH. James Ladsun at The Guardian also reviewed the book. For good measure, here’s our own Joe Winkler’s review of the book. Screaming Females covering Sheryl Crow. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Law & Order birthday, the fate of the OWS library, Rollins for president, Palestinian literature, and more
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Posted by Jason Diamond Things I picked up and though about while reading the NY Times Sunday Book Review series of essays, “Why Criticism Matter” this morning.
And our 2010 award for “Sorry Dude, but it’s Better You than Me” goes to Edward Champion for his having to sit through the old insanity that is Tom Wolfe.
Edward Champion towers over Gary Shteyngart at BEA. The umpire who cost Armando Galarraga his perfect game, could be related to James Joyce. All postmodern roads lead to Shreck 4. College books are too left-leaning. So? Good literary romances. At least they admit that so much has already been written about Bolaño. Dennis Cooper discusses Shoegaze.
Bites: Hemon and McCann Talk, Jack London’s 134th Birthday, Because Paul Auster Says so, Yummy Fur, and More
Aleksandar Hemon talks with with Colum McCann nin the new issue of The Believer. I love both writers, but I put this at the top so I could post the Tony Millionaire illustration. People care that it’s the 134th anniversary of Jack London’s birth. If Paul Auster says that Paul Auster is putting out a new novel, it must be true. Steve Almond weighs in on Katie Roiphe’s males writers and sex fiction piece. Weird writer rituals. Dave Eggers talks […]