Nouvella has your literary valentine needs covered. The latest installment of Book^2 Camp was yesterday; Philip Turner, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, and Dan Blank shared their thoughts on the event. “We need a name for them, that subset of literary protagonists who are appealing despite being appalling.” So begins Kathryn Schultz’s review of Amity Gage’s Schroder. Gary Indiana looks at the novels of Renata Adler in Bookforum. In today’s installment of “writers we like talking with writers we like,” Karolina Waclawiak chatted with Bookstalker. […]
Afternoon Bites: “Happy Baby” Fundraiser, Blake Butler on Roberto Bolaño, Revisiting Renata Adler, and More
Tomorrow night, there will be a fundraiser for the Happy Baby movie taking place at Public Assembly. Blake Butler has a terrific essay at Vice about his evolving relationship with the work of Roberto Bolaño. Anna Wiener revisits Renata Adler’s Speedboat. Robert Fulford on the novels of George V. Higgins. Julia Jackson on Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins. Michaelangelo Matos talks breakbeats and “Apache” for Complex. Hipster lit flowchart, everybody! Slate’s staff on their favorite books of 2012. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.