Vol.1 Brooklyn’s December 2019 Book Preview

December 2019 book preview

Snow’s on the ground, the winds are chilly, and the holiday season looms. December can be an unexpected month for new books. But there are a host of gems due out in the coming weeks, including a number of great works in translation, some boldly inscribed poetry, and new and unpredictable novels from some of our favorite writers. Here are some December books that caught our eye.

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Afternoon Bites: New Museum on 1993, Latest Illuminati Girl Gang, Lars Iyer Interviewed, and More

“When the nostalgia train hits a time when you were actually an adult, you palpably experience the constructedness of history.” At Artforum, Rhonda Lieberman looks at the New Museum’s “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star.” Nick Antosca makes the case for Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning: “a movie Werner Herzog, David Lynch, and Shivers-era David Cronenberg might make if they teamed up to shoot a Bourne knockoff in Louisiana on a shoestring budget.” THE2NDHAND‘s Todd Dills on his novel […]

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Afternoon Bites: Unwound Reissues, Patti Smith Reads Virginia Woolf, Conversing With Lars Iyer, and More

Four words: Numero Group reissues Unwound. No big deal; just Patti Smith reading from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. HTML Giant interviewed Lars Iyer, whose Exodus is out now from Melville House. So, about that contentious New York Public Library renovation? Michael Kimmelman has some questions about that. The New Yorker on polite graffiti. Chris Mautner on unjustly forgotten comics anthologies. A look back on Neil Gaiman’s The Books of Magic. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.

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