A little less than two years ago, I went to the Center for Fiction to see Anne Carson read. The piece she read there was called The Albertine Workout, and it found Carson applying her considerable skill in literary scholarship to the works of Marcel Proust–specifically, the character Albertine in À la recherche du temps perdu. The piece consisted of a series of paragraphs, some very short, some not so much, along with a series of appendices. Besides its inquiry […]
Morning Bites: Ornette Coleman Tribute, “Saint Mazie” Reviewed, Joshua Cohen Interviewed, Bruce Brubaker, and More
In our morning reading: tributes to Ornette Coleman, interviews with Joshua Cohen and Tiffany Scandal, a review of Jami Attenberg’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: New Chris Abani Poetry, Kathleen Hanna Interviewed, “Conversation Sparks” Playlist, Azar Swan, and More
In our afternoon reading: new poetry from Chris Abani, a playlist from Ryan Chapman, interviews with Kathleen Hanna and Azar Swan, and more.
Morning Bites: New César Aira, NBCC Awards, Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell Interviewed, Amateur Night at the Apollo, and More
In our Friday morning reading: new fiction from César Aira, new nonfiction from Eric Paul, an interview with Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell, venturing into Amateur Night at the Apollo, notes on Sam Cooke, and more.
“Red Light Dancer”: An Excerpt From Tiffany Scandal’s “Jigsaw Youth”
Tiffany Scandal’s Jigsaw Youth, out later this month on Ladybox Books, is the fragmented story of one woman’s life. Visceral and unpredictable, this book is a narrative that’s distinctively told, with many a nod to punk rock incorporated into the larger work. We’re pleased to present an excerpt from this book for your reading today.