As the year turns the corner into November, the array of fantastic, challenging books available to read continues. Our picks for our most highly-anticipated books for the month include investigations of the art world and irreverent takes on literature; a novel of grief and the open road and a novel of families falling apart; the return of one of America’s greatest living authors and a collection of some of the best essays written in the last few decades. Alternately: it’s a particularly […]
Afternoon Bites: Isaac Fitzgerald on “Pen & Ink,” John Coltrane’s “Offering,” Anne Valente’s Playlist, Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler, and More
This afternoon: talking tattoos with Isaac Fitzgerald, thoughts on a John Coltrane live album, comics about abandoned spaces, a playlist from Anne Valente, and more.
In this week’s column, I look at short books from Sarah Manguso, Matthew Dickman, Forrest Gander, and Simon Jacobs.