In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Shabaka Hutchings’s new album, an interview with Sarah Manguso, and more.
Morning Bites: Sergio Chejfec on Writing, Broadcast Reissues, Der Backderf on Comics, and More
In our morning reading: Sergio Chejfec and Sarah Manguso on writing, exploring the music of Broadcast, and more.
Morning Bites: David Demchuk on Horror, Marlon James’s Latest, Saskia Vogel on Translation, and More
In our morning reading: new writing by David Demchuk, thoughts on books by Marlon James and Sarah Manguso, and more.
Morning Bites: Dantiel W. Moniz’s Recommendations, Tony Millionaire on Comics, Sarah Manguso’s Novel, and More
In our morning reading: Dantiel W. Moniz on books, exploring folk horror, and more.
Morning Bites: Kayla Chenault’s Novel, Simon Jacobs Interviewed, Bethany C. Morrow’s Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Kayla Chenault and Bethany C. Morrow, an interview with Kill Alters, and more.
Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s February 2021 Book Preview
According to rodent-based prognostications, we’re in for six more weeks of winter. So if the pandemic wasn’t keeping us inside, the weather just might. It’s never a bad time to get some reading done, but — this might be a better time than usual, is what we’re saying. And so, some book recommendations; heavy on the fiction this month, and heavy on the surreal side of fiction at that. Here are some suggestions for when you head to the bookstore in the coming weeks.
Afternoon Bites: Jeff VanderMeer Revisited, Rémy Ngamije Interviewed, Dave Housley on Drafts, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jeff VanderMeer’s fiction, new takes on old folktales, and more.
Arguments, Aphorisms, and Influence: An Interview With Sarah Manguso
300 Arguments, the most recent book by poet and essayist Sarah Manguso, is marketed as a collection of essays, but that genre isn’t quite accurate. Neither, though, is poetry or fiction. Some reviews have referred to the book as a collection of “fragments,” another wrong word. Manguso has written, just as the title suggests, 300 arguments that, despite their length—often no more than two or three sentences—are complete cases. Originally, the book included seven sections, with the seven section titles […]