In our afternoon reading: a discussion of Ann Quin’s writings, interviews with Terese Marie Mailhot and Brittney Cooper, and more.
What does November hold, in terms of books hitting the shelves? We’re glad you asked. As we advance deeper into fall, literary offerings will appear on bookstore shelves from critically acclaimed powerhouses, champions of experimental fiction, writers appearing in translation, and more. There are new editions of cult classics, and the first book from Vol.1 Brooklyn’s founder–all told, a terrific month to be reading. Here are some of the books that have gotten our attention for this month.
As cult writers go, Stewart Home may be one of the most singular. A 2014 Vice piece on Home referred to his work as “a collision of Jonathan Swift, William Burroughs and Jean-Luc Godard,” and a 1994 Iain Sinclair essay on Home called him “a dynamo of invention, recycling Dadaist provocation into fugues of inspired counter-terror, then moving on.”