We’re going to go with “esoteric” as our lead description of October’s literary offerings. From transformative poetry to literary history to innovative fiction, we have a number of bases covered here. The weather might be taking a turn for the autumnal, but these ten books are worthy reading in all seasons.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Lisa Taddeo and Robert Kloss, fiction from Szilvia Molnar, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Niviaq Korneliussen and Peter Stenson, new fiction by Rivers Solomon, and more.
In our afternoon reading: book recommendations from Roxane Gay, interviews with Raoul Peck and Robert Kloss, and more.
The last time I talked with Robert Kloss, his novel The Revelator had just been released. A hallucinatory story of American history, religious fanaticism, and violence, this novel unsettled on a host of levels. This year brings with it a new edition of his earlier novel The Alligators of Abraham, along with an election that seemed to tap into many of Kloss’s preferred themes. With both in mind, I reached out for a couple of question on the new edition, Kloss’s thoughts on […]
The problem with using words like mesmerizing, outstanding, and powerful to describe a novel is that a few generations of lazy reviewers have rendered them almost meaningless. That being said, if we go back to the dictionary and apply their original meaning minus the damage caused by overuse, they perfectly describe Robert Kloss’ The Revelator. At once a poetic exploration of religious fervor/madness and a fictionalized retelling of Joseph Smith’s life and the beginning of the Church of Jesus Christ […]
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Lincoln Michel and Garth Risk Hallberg, thoughts on new books from Patti Smith and Percival Everett, and much more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Eileen Myles and Robert Kloss, new writing from Lynne Tillman, Lincoln Michel’s book trailer, and more.