In our morning reading: interviews with Ryan Chapman and Camille DeAngelis, new poetry from Melissa Broder, Brandon Stosuy on Sufjan Stevens’s new album, and more.
The Reading Life: Nikolai Gogol and New York Real Estate
For a month, I’m living in the second bedroom of my aunt’s apartment in Cobble Hill. She’s not my aunt, and it’s not in Cobble Hill, but these things are easier to say than “my family friend who’s so close that she’s family” and “the Columbia Waterfront District.” I needed a place to stay, and she needed a subletter for the month of March. She has a cat; I have a cat. It works. I’ve lived with her before: my […]
Indexing: Leila Maroune, Gogol, Tom Rachman, Philip Larkin, and More!
above: inaugural Look at This Fucking Hipster case study Nikolai Gogol. Tobias Carroll The week started and ended with works in translation. The first? Leila Marouane’s The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris, which I picked up last month during a visit to Powell’s. It starts out in a familiar vein: the protagonist is a successful businessman from an immigrant family looking to assimilate and advance in society; as the title suggests, we get more than a small glimpse […]