In our weekend reading: the history of a lost John Coltrane album, talking literature and activism with Rebecca Makkai, and more.
Morning Bites: Trisha Low, Center For Fiction First Novel Prize Long List, Rivers Solomon, Kate Zambreno Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Trisha Low’s new book, interviews with Kate Zambreno and Lisa Taddeo, and more.
Morning Bites: Trisha Low, Hamilton Leithauser Reviewed, Talking With Ta-Nehisi Coates, Aaron Burch’s Latest, and More
This morning: interviews with Trisha Low and Ta-Nehisi Coates, reviews of new books from Geoff Dyer and Aaron Burch, Pitchfork on World Cup anthems, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Robert Coover Interviewed, Zweig Biography, New Sarah Gerard Fiction, Sharon Van Etten, and More
Robert Coover on a new story, interviews with Trisha Low and Morgan Parker, new fiction from Sarah Gerard, notes on a new book about Stefan Zweig, music from Sharon Van Etten, and more.
Trisha Low The Compleat Purge Kenning Editions; 290 p. Trisha Low’s The Compleat Purge isn’t really the kind of book that lends itself well to summaries. It’s something more to be experienced: it’s a play on narrative forms, though at the center of the layered narratives is an abundance of howling, mournful emotion. Reading it, I sometimes felt as though I was walking through a deeply polarizing gallery show: the way that form and purpose coincide, meditate on one another, and […]
Afternoon Bites: Eleanor Catton Interviewed, Songs:Ohia, Meeting David Peace, Old-Fashioneds, and More
Talking with the author of The Luminaries, great cocktail debates, a report from this year’s Fest, the novels of David Peace, and more.