Is there a canon of literature inspired by city buses? This was a question that first came to my mind when reading Lauren Elkin’s recent No. 91/92: A Diary of the Year on the Bus, a chronicle of Elkin’s daily travels across Paris over the course of a turbulent year. The only other work that came to mind was Magnus Mills’s The Maintenance of Headway — a work that blended Mills’s trademark deadpan with reflections gleaned from his time working as a bus driver.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Lauren Elkin’s new book, a discussion of zines, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Lauren Elkin and David Leo Rice, when great writers have great style, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Lauren Elkin and Garielle Lutz, delving into W.G. Sebald’s work, and more.
In our weekend reading: exploring Karen Tei Yamashita’s bibliography, interviews with Lauren Elkin and Benjamin Percy, and more.
Is it fall yet? Maybe? Does cozy reading sound appealing? Well then. This month’s new releases cover a wide range of modes and styles, from absorbing journeys into the self to sprawling novels of potential futures and hidden secrets. Perhaps something in here will be your next perfect read as the days get shorter and the temperature drops.
In our morning reading: interviews with Chia-Chia Lin and Gabino Iglesias, thoughts on the new Flying Lotus album, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on the music of Spiritualized, previewing literary September, and more.