Structures and Mirrors: Jonathan Russell Clark on His Book About “2666”

It’s been a decade since Natasha Wimmer’s translation of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 was first published in the United States. Given this amount of time, several writers have begun exploring the impact and influence of Bolaño’s bibliography, with a particular focus on this mammoth work. That’s the case with Jonathan Russell Clark’s An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom, which does an excellent job of explaining why Bolaño’s work continues to resonate today, even as it also critiques aspects […]

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“I Like the Triangulation of Various Wests”: An Interview With Joni Murphy

Double Teenage, the new novel from Joni Murphy, begins as a coming-of-age story following two friends, Celine and Julie, who live in the Southwest in the 1990s. What begins as a familiar story soon ventures into a much bolder specificity: as Murphy follows the two central characters forward in time, the book’s scope begins to encompass questions of art, globalization, and the violence of everyday life. I talked with Murphy via email about the origins of the novel, how she […]

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