In our Monday morning reading: an excerpt from Denis Johnson’s new book, Alexander Chee on gender and reading, thoughts on Nell Zink’s debut and the new album from Iceage, and more.
At a Guernica fundraiser earlier this year, I met author Elizabeth Kadetsky. Not long after that, I read her collection The Poison that Purifies You, which contains stories set all over the world. Her characters are explorers, obsessives, and idealists–all of which are qualities that cause problems, whether close to home or on the other side of the world. (For reference points, think Joan Silber and Robert W. Bingham.) I reached out to her via email to learn more about the origins of these […]