In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Mary Robison and Walter Kempowski, an interview with Helen Mintz on translation, and more.
Morning Bites: Sigrid Nunez, Mary Robison Revisited, Jessica Hopper Interviewed, Great Experimental Albums, and More
In our morning reading: exploring the writings of Sigrid Nunez and Mary Robison, notable experimental music from 2018, and more.
Morning Bites: Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Justin Taylor on Mary Robison’s Fiction, Tana French, Mark Haber Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s new collection, interviews with Megan Boyle and Mark Haber, and more.
In our weekend reading: a trailer for the new “Fahrenheit 451” adaptation, Lincoln Michel on literary remixes, and much more.
In our morning reading: Blake Butler on Mary Robison, interviews with Jon Cryer and Jason Little, a mixtape from Chastity Belt, and more.
Sometimes the surreal can be transmitted through bizarre imagery: trees growing inside human bodies; a telephone directly connected to a deity. At others, it can come through a more psychological distancing: the fragmented thoughts of someone besieged by stress; the emotional remove of someone for whom violence is their business.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah McCarry Talks Guillotine, Christgau on Richard Hell, Aaron Gilbreath on Jazz, Mary Robison, and More
Adam Thirlwell talked with The Story of My Purity author Fransesco Pacifico. “I wanted to put out chapbooks that are as beautiful as the ideas inside them.” Sarah McCarry talked about her Guillotine project with City Lights. Robert Christgau on Richard Hell’s music — and his memoir, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp. Jay Walker’s library is stunning to behold. “The hippity-hop of Kelly’s piano, Mobley’s round, lush tone, and Blakey’s buoyant shuffle—if you want a glimpse into a happy soul, […]