In our afternoon reading: new writing from Zadie Smith, interviews with Warren Ellis and Mark Greif, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Shirley Jackson, Kyle Minor Interviewed, Wrigleyville, Tommy Pico on “IRL,” and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Shirley Jackson and Wrigleyville, interviews with Kyle Minor and Tommy Pico, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Helen Garner, thoughts on Alexis M. Smith’s new novel, and much more.
From surreal and disquieting fiction to insightful and disarming essays, many of the books we’re most excited about in September are ones we’ve been waiting to see for a long time. Some are the first books by writers whose work we’ve enjoyed for a while; others collect short fiction from people whose longer-form work has already impressed us. Either way, there are a lot of captivating books due out this September; here are some of the books that have gotten […]
Some books have titles elliptical or poetic. The title of Mark Greif’s The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933-1973, by contrast, provides a quick overview of what you’ll get once you start reading. It’s an ambitious look at political thought in the 20th century, and how that thought was reflected in the work of of several notable American writers. Greif focuses primarily on four–Flannery O’Connor, Ralph Ellison, Thomas Pynchon, and Saul Bellow–but what emerges […]