“[T]his highly original, farcical novel will keep you entertained in spite of (or more accurately, because of) its toxic narrator” At Library Journal, Lauren Gilbert on Sara Levine’s upcoming novel Treasure Island!!! (on Europa Editions.) Vice has an excerpt up from Amelia Gray’s forthcoming novel Threats. At Big Other, Paula Bomer chats with Edward Mullany. Philip Gourevitch has one of the most succinct summations of the week’s events regarding Occupy Wall Street at The New Yorker. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Via Daniel Massey’s Twitter: That’s Keith Gessen getting arrested at the Occupy protests going on right now. So now we’ve got freedom of the press being shit on, Jewish things being destroyed, and (more) intellectuals being arrested. Wonderful. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
“Luminarium is one of those books that is not shy about being about what it’s about, and it’s about plenty: technology, faith, families, war, media, illness, New York, second chances, the aftermath of tragedy, and how grief shapes or even becomes the survivor’s life.” At Bookforum, Justin Taylor on Alex Shakar’s Luminarium. At Library Journal, Molly McArdle looks at last week’s multi-author reading of “Bartleby, the Scrivener.” At Chapter 16, Susannah Felts reviews Tayari Jones’s novel Silver Sparrow. (Our review […]
At Electric Literature, James Kaelan on Occupy Wall Street and the return of his Zero-Emission Book Project. (Vol.1’s Tobias Carroll reviewed Kaelan’s We’re Getting On for Word Riot last year.) Jess Row on Michael Ondaatje’s latest novel, The Cat’s Table: “an affirmation of a literary ethic Ondaatje has devoted his career to rejecting.” At Largehearted Boy, Martha Southgate has assembled Book Notes for her novel The Taste of Salt. Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses the “genre fiction vs. literary fiction” debate. Grayson Currin on […]
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.
WNYC takes a look at the niche business of typewriter repair. Arthur Rimbaud was born on this day in 1854. At Lit Kicks: How Adbusters went from a zine to the creative force behind Occupy Wall Street. 3:AM reviews Joshua Mohr’s Damascus. Megan Boyle’s book trailer that looked like it took a long time to make. Does anybody remember when punk broke? Those were the days! My Brightest Diamond is making progress.
Morning Bites: Hunter S. Thompson treasure trove, Naomi Wolf at OWS, Tim Kinsella, Julian Barnes, and more
How much Hunter S. Thompson can you take? If the answer is, “There is never enough of the insanity!” Playboy has all of the articles that he wrote for the magazine up in one place waiting just for you! Naomi Wolf arrested at Occupy Wall Street. Between beating the crap out of peaceful protestors, arresting Wolf and Cornel West getting cuffed over the weekend, the police seem to be hellbent on making sure that everybody hates them. At The Paris […]
Emily Gould’s indie bookstore/bookclub/pretty awesome idea, Emily Books, is up and running. Judging lit mags by their names. The trailer for Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus. CNN talks to Chuck Klosterman. The always great Around the Mall blog continues their reports on exhibits from around the Smithsonian on artifacts from the Civil War. This time around they tackle The Washington Eight. Who needs Radiohead when you can get Jeff Mangum to play Occupy Wall Street?