In our afternoon reading: Adrian Van Young conversed with Peter Straub, a visit to the Ramones exhibit at the Queens Museum, an interview with Brit Bennett, and more.
Weekend Bites: Revisiting Flannery O’Connor, Literary Advocates, Julia Elliott’s Latest, Arabic Literature, and More
In our weekend reading: revisiting Flannery O’Connor, thoughts on the latest from Julia Elliott, new nonfiction from Mark de Silva, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Greil Marcus’s Latest, Dorothe Nors, Revisiting Harry Mathews, Eileen Myles, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Greil Marcus’s new book, new music from John Darnielle and Christopher R. Weingarten, a Dorothe Nors essay, and more.
I think it’s safe to say that October is something of a juggernaut, as far as books we’re looking forward to are concerned. The full spectrum is covered: surreal short fiction, expansive works in translation, smart juxtapositions of pop and literary culture, insightful memoirs, and more.
Earlier in the year, a friend recommended that I check out the short fiction of Julia Elliott. Not long after that came news that Tin House would be releasing a pair of her books: a collection in 2014, followed by a novel in 2015. That collection, The Wilds, evades easy description–like Diane Cook and Adrian Van Young, Elliott’s equally comfortable eluding realism or embracing the grittiness in the worlds she creates. And so the stories in The Wilds brings together a host of disparate settings, and […]
Afternoon Bites: Discussing César Aira, Nick Antosca on Horror Films, Brooks Headley Interviewed, Julia Elliott, and More
A look at César Aira’s literary inspiration, discussing food and punk drumming with Brooks Headley, Alexis Coe was interviewed by Karen Abbott, Nick Antosca on horror films, and more.
Morning Bites: Eula Biss, John Coltrane’s “Offering,” Peter Mendelsund on Cover Design, “Eraserhead” Revisited, and More
Checking in with Eula Biss, thoughts on Eraserhead, revisiting a John Coltrane live recording, Damian Barr and Hilary Mantel talk Thatcher, and more.