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Afternoon Bites: A “Bored to Death” Movie, Cinematic Patrick Somerville, Talking Clarice Lispector, and More
Rachel Kushner on Clarice Lispector. Electric Literature‘s roundup of what numerous smart literary folks are anticipating in 2013 is doing a fine job of making our to-read lists increase. Jami Attenberg interviewed Rosie Schaap for The Rumpus. Edward Champion’s new broadcasting venture is Follow Your Ears; the first episode is up now. Bored to Death: the movie? We’re totally okay with that idea. The L Magazine has a look at last week’s Fireside Follies reading. Patrick Somerville will be adapting […]
Afternoon Bites: Rorschach Returns, “The People Who Eat Darkness” Reviewed, Patrick Somerville and Lauren Groff in Conversation, and More
Brad Nelson talks about Rorschach playing Le Poisson Rouge this past weekend. Patrick Somerville and Lauren Groff in conversation at Bomb. Nick Antosca on Richard Lloyd Parry’s The People Who Eat Darkness over at The Daily. Details have emerged of Swans’ new album The Seer, and: damn, we are excited for this one. (Jarboe!) If you’ve ever wanted to hide a wireless router inside of a book… Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Trinie Dalton — whose Baby Geisha is forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio — talks with Gang Gang Dance’s Lizzi Bougatsos for The Paris Review. Fantagraphics takes a look at the Short Run Small Press Festival. Portsmouth’s River Run Bookstore held a community meeting and shared an update on their fundraising progress. More details on Patrick Somerville’s next novel emerge… Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Patrick Somerville, The Universe in Miniature in Miniature (featherproof books, 2010) 303 p. Review by Tobias Carroll The intrinsic precision of Patrick Somerville’s 2009 novel The Cradle may not be its most striking feature, but it was arguably its most rewarding. The novel’s structure incorporated parallel timelines, dancing around the fate of one major character while offering tantalizing glimpses of how others were connected. In its own subdued way, it also tackled sizable themes, grappling with issues of parenthood and […]