Posted by Jason Diamond Created by n+1 editors, Occupy! is a forty-page history, both personal and documentary, and the beginning of an analysis of the first month of the occupation that began on Wall Street, and has now spread all over. Copies have been picked up, and they’re looking for people to help distribute them to cities all over. Take a second and check it out on Facebook, and let them know if you’re interested in helping out.
Posted by Jason Diamond Is it a coincidence that Sara Marcus (above) did our Civic Pride: Washington, DC event in May, and now she has a piece up on n+1 titled “Civic Pride” about her hometown? We won’t take any credit here, but if we are at all responsible for sparking a hint of hometown pride in one of our favorite writers that led to her writing a wonderful piece, and that piece ended up on n+1, we feel like […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Things I picked up and though about while reading the NY Times Sunday Book Review series of essays, “Why Criticism Matter” this morning.
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The New Yorker put out it’s first issue since it’s 20 Under 40 Summer Fiction edition came out. That meant we all had two weeks to read the entire issue, reflect upon the choices, and blog a lot about it. Is the entire literary landscape forever altered? Probably not, but at least it gave us all some fodder until something else comes along. Ward Six gave us ten writers over 80 that we should go back and read. Steve Almond […]
N+1 reviews three novels that all share Berlin as a hometown. Behind office buildings on side streets in Mitte, the grassy path of the divided city’s death strip—the stretch of empty land studded with menacing watch towers between the wall’s parallel ribbons of concrete—still slices through the cityscape, not so much a scar as a parenthesis. Cities tend to have their apex of glam, at least where literature is concerned—the Bohemian dereliction of 19th century Paris, Bloomsbury London, New York […]
“How the Paperback Novel Changed Literature” (Thanks Boing Boing) Taking a road trip with David Foster Wallace. N+1 editor scores big. 5 poems by the late Ai. All the Lipsyte you can handle. Everybody is happy about the forthcoming Band of Horses album. The best baseball books. All the dirty little things about baseball players you didn’t know as a kid.
At least that’s what this NY Mag article would have you believe. The new Paris Review editor is rolling hard: eating headcheese, getting soused with the bros (Sam Lipsyte and Alex Ambramovich), and not giving a fuck that his peers are “editing scrappier magazines like N+1 and The Believer“.