In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Bora Chung’s new collection, an interview with Keith Buckley, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mira Jacob on the Present, Keith Buckley Interviewed, Great Translated Books, and More
In our afternoon reading: Mira Jacob on the present moment, notable books in translation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ruben Quesada on Poetry, Revisiting “The Hours,” Vladimir Sorokin’s Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Rueben Quesada, thoughts on a newly-translated Vladimir Sorokin novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Michele Filgate Interviewed, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Keith Buckley’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, reviews of books by Rodrigo Rey Rosa and Keith Buckley, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Diana Arterian and Natalie Eilbert, Keith Buckley Interviewed, James Baldwin on Screen, Matthew Binder, and More
In our afternoon reading: Diana Arterian and Natalie Eilbert in conversation, a review of a recent Shellac show, and more.
As with most fictional depictions of professions, writing about the life of a musician without a sense of veracity can go awry in a host of ways. If you’re writing about a pop star whose supposed hits come off like authorial conceits, the narrative will stumble. Novels and stories about smaller-scale artists can feel lived-in or artificial; that can go a long way towards whether or not the work as a whole works.