Talking with Catherine Lacey, Teju Cole on art, thoughts on the new album from Hiss Golden Messenger, anticipating the film of Inherent Vice, and more.
Well, William Faulkner is suing Woody Allen. You know Jonathan Franzen has a play, right? Our own Jason Diamond reviewed it for Capital New York. Rick Moody reviewed Chris Ware’s Building Stories. Killer London fog. Matthew Perpetua makes the case for Titus Andronicus. Maria Sherman makes the case against Japandroids. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Weekend Bites: Lopate on J. Franz, Edith Wharton’s House, Austen Questions, Berlin Cantata, and More
Phillip Lopate reviews Jonathan Franzen for the Times. Rosecrans Baldwin talks to The Atlantic. Some fantastic events coing up at Edith Wharton’s home this summer. Anybody want to take a road trip? Book Riot talks to Jeffrey Lewis about Berlin Cantata. Ten Jane Austen questions. Megan Draper’s style. Deep in Brooklyn where they bring planes back to life. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Purim Hunger Games, Updike Reissued, Letters From Huxley, “Keep Calm and Carry On,” And More
What the Jewish holiday of Purim (which begins tonight) has in common with the Hunger Games trilogy by Abigail Miller at Tablet. John Updike is getting reissued for his birthday. What did Aldous Huxley think of George Orwell’s 1984? He wrote his former student a letter to tell him. Slate talks about the #jonathanfranzenhates Twitter hashtag after Jami Attenberg finds out J. Franz doesn’t like Twitter. Critical Mob takes a look at Jewish literature from the 1950s to today. The history of […]
Morning Bites: Amis Advice, Don’t Mess With Wharton, Young Keith Haring, Whit Stillman Primer, and More
Rozalia Jovanovic checks out the work of the young Keith Haring for Gallerist. Thought Catalog catalogs some writing advice from Martin Amis. Note to Jonathan Franzen: You fuck with Edith Wharton, you get an Edith Wharton scholar on your ass. The Coffin Factory went to the Muumuu House reading. Mira Ptacin shares an excerpt from her memoir “about the uterus and the American Dream.” at Guernica. A Whit Stillman primer. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Paris Review # 200, Book Stalker Turns One, Taking Franzen to Task, MIT Gags, and More
The Paris Review celebrates issue #200. “Do we even have to say that physical beauty is beside the point when discussing the work of a major author? Was Tolstoy pretty? Is Franzen? Wharton’s appearance has no relevance to her work. Franzen perpetuates the typically patriarchal standard of ranking a woman’s beauty before discussing her merits, whether she is an intellectual, artist, politician, activist, or musician.” – Victoria Patterson at the Los Angeles Review of Books takes Jonathan Franzen to task […]
The Christian Science Monitor wants you to stop calling today Presidents Day. To Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, and all other “Big Swinging Dick writers.” Love, The Huffington Post. Rozalia Jovanovic spends an evening with Adam Wilson, Ben Marcus, and Bookforum at the New Museum. Speaking of Adam Wilson: An interview with Brad Listi at the Other People podcast. Roxane Gay is reviewed at The Rumpus. “They were two lines from a poem by William Butler Yeats: “Those that I fight I […]
Edith Wharton gets three of her novels put into one really pretty book.