In our afternoon reading: an interview with Talia Lavin, thoughts on David Toop’s new album, and more.
Weekend Bites: Toni Morrison, Kathleen Hanna Interviewed, Leland Cheuk, Alison Cotton on Muriel Spark, and More
In our weekend reading: a report from Toni Morrison’s memorial, interviews with Kathleen Hanna and Leland Cheuk, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Muriel Spark on the Radio, David Bazan Interviewed, Rachel Khong Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: a new recording of a Muriel Spark short story, an interview with David Bazan, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Muriel Spark, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Joanna Walsh Interviewed, Chandler Klang Smith’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: aphorisms from Muriel Spark, an essay by Alexander Chee, Scott Adlerberg on the making of his new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: García Márquez’s Final Novel, Jo Ann Beard, Revisiting Muriel Spark, Literary Aphex Twin, and More
A look at the works of Jo Ann Beard, the fate of Gabriel García Márquez’s final novel, a look at Muriel Spark’s Loitering With Intent, Masha Gessen on exiles, and more.
This afternoon: art made by typewriters, the essays of Muriel Spark, teaching the works of James Baldwin, and much more,
Morning Bites: Lynne Tillman, Muriel Spark Novels, National Magazine Awards, Ruth Curry on “The Everything Store,” and More
This morning: delve into the works of Lynne Tillman, Etgar Keret on the bad fates of good characters, an excerpt from Douglas Watson’s new novel, Ruth Curry talks Amazon.com, and more.
This week, I had the pleasure of reading four novels — three recent, one older — in which styles and genres that one might not expect to collide are brought together. Sometimes this is ornately constructed; for others, the approach seems to have been to place disparate elements in close proximity and see what emerges.