In our morning reading: Teju Cole and Elif Batuman on their favorite books of the year, a look at a new collection of music from Destroy All Monsters, notes on a new translation of Anna Karenina, and more.
Indexing: Anticipating the Brooklyn Book Festival, Listening to Gates & Wimps, Reading Proust, Isaiah Berlin, Hipster Christianity, and More
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
Vacation Bites: Henry Miller’s birthday, anthropomorphic dioramas, literary word processing, and more
(We’re taking a little break until the new year, so Morning and Afternoon Bites will be combined into one daily post.) Henry Miller was born on this day in 1891. Umberto Eco’s love of lists. One man’s quest to figure out the literary history of word processing. Short stories by Colm Tóibín and Téa Obreht. Taking a look at the work of Walter Potter, the English taxidermist known for his anthropomorphic dioramas. A book about the band Felt is a thing. This […]
Weekend Bites: Gawking at the Premier of Shutter Island, Flannery O’Connor’s Pad, Sante’s Photographs, Hot Librarians, Henry Miller Wakes up, and More
Olive Reader hangs out with Shutter Island writer Dennis Lehane’s publicist , and she tells us what it was like to go to a big time movie premiere. Let’s take a trip to Flannery O’Connor’s old house. N+1 discusses hockey. Boing Boing discusses Luc Sante’s wonderful Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930. Henry Miller’s bathroom. Salon discusses hot librarians. Emdashes on The Collected Essays of St. Clair McKelway The woman who loved Stieg Larson. Jackie Kennedy: Socialist Pukekos does […]
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Bites: Henry Miller in LA, Bolaño was a Reader, Frost Sent Christmas Cards, Art Basel is on, Idiots, and More
When I think of Henry Miller, Paris, Brooklyn, and Big Sur come to mind, not Los Angeles. The Rumpus changes that. You are probably going to like this Justin Taylor guy. Roberto Bolaño read an awful lot. Serbian experimental writer Milorad Pavić has passed away. Jonathan Lethem calls Padgett Powell’s The Interrogative Mood “a supreme literary stunt” at The Millions. At HTML Giant, Jimmy Chen says of Nabokov’s The Original of Laura, “doesn’t do much except make a publishing event […]