In our morning reading: revisiting the discography of Bessie Jones, an interview with Garth Greenwell, and more.
Morning Bites: Hemingway Documentaries, Enrique Vila-Matas, A Thomas Pierce Playlist, JS Breukelaar Interviewed, and More
This Friday morning, we’re celebrating the birthday of Simone de Beauvoir, reading Morgan Parker on revision, delving into a Thomas Pierce playlist, checking out an excerpt from Will Boast’s memoir, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” Exquisite Corpse Fiction, Hemingway(s) in Cuba, Atwood on Le Guin, and More
Revisiting Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Zadie Smith and Elif Batuman (among many others) contributed to an exquisite corpse short story, thoughts on Aphex Twin, and more.
Afternoon Bites: NYRB Documentary, Sean Madigan Hoen Interviewed, Tony Molina, David Connerley Nahm’s Playlist, and More
News on the NYRB documentary, reviews that infuriated Hemingway, interviews with Tony Molina and Sean Madigan Hoen, music from Matmos, and more.
In case you missed it last year, Esquire has gone ahead and reprinted Ernest Hemingway’s hamburger recipe, complete with a link to The Paris Review post from last year that also teaches you how to make the ever important seasoning. The only reason I’m telling you this is because I tried to make the burgers a few months back, and they were actually pretty delicious. So in the event that you missed out last time around, here is your chance […]
Poetry in Motion: Ernest Hemingway, Drunk Sportsman (On Bullfighting, Motor Racing, and Mountain Climbing)
As literary blog subjects go, Hemingway is a loaded one. He’s fish in a barrel. Hell, he’s frozen fish sticks that someone’s already browned golden in a toaster oven on Christmas morn, then re-placed in the barrel like some woefully inept Santa. Hemingway has always existed: when you depict him, you might as well be describing the concept of “uncles”, or “varnish”, or “premature ejaculation.” He is ageless and forever. Among his many virtues, Hemingway is oft-remembered as a sports […]
Ernest Hemingway’s reporting for the Toronto Star. (Via The Rumpus) John Updike: great dresser. Have you had a chance to check out Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading? Will interviews with Patti Smith ever get old? The answer is a big NOPE. That obviously includes this interview between Smith and Melissa Giannini of Spin. EvilReads has your official BEA party guide (including the Bookrageous party we’re co-sponsoring along with some other fantastic folks). OWS sues NYC. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
At Slate, Nathan Heller talks about our collective obsession with Ernest Hemingway, saying the late writer has become the literary equivalent to the Nike Swoosh. He attributes this to a high school curriculum heavy in Hemingway and Shakespeare–the reason why these are the two English-language writers “every high-school student in this country reads.” (Eh?)