Morning Bites: Another American Psycho, Sara Levine’s music, Unpopular Proverbs, and more

Another American Psycho film?  Seriously?  Is that really necessary?  Is Bret Easton Ellis hard up for cash or something? Emma Straub on Amazon kicking bookstores while they’re down. Sara Levine talks to Largehearted Boy about the songs that helped inspire her book Treasure Island!!! Slate doesn’t seem to like the trailer for the movie adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  Teddy Wayne lists another unpopular proverb at McSweeney’s. Greil Marcus really wants you to know […]

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Greil Marcus Calls Reality Hunger “Bullshit”

In a total “awww snap” moment, Greil Marcus tells Pop Matters what he thinks of David Shields “controversial manifesto”: I thought it was total bullshit. First of all, there’s a long history of people writing books about the death of the novel or the death of fiction and getting attention for doing that. There are a lot of people who would rather be at the funeral than at the birth, and this is one of those cases.

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