Danielle Dutton of The Dorothy Project is interviewed at The Paris Review. (And if you haven’t picked up the Barbara Comyns book pictured above, you really should.) Maria Konnikova looks at the disappearance of Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine, and wonders what the implications are for books as a whole: “Does the publisher publicly—and prominently—acknowledge the error by leaving everything as it was and just removing the ability for new readers to make a purchase until the book is reissued or otherwise amended, leaving […]
The first issue of Two Dollar Radio’s journal Frequencies is out soon, featuring nonfiction from the likes of Blake Butler, Tracy Rose Keaton, Scott McClanahan, and Joshua Cohen; Anne Carson is also interviewed. (The second issue, due in the spring of 2013, will feature Kate Zambreno and Roxane Gay, among others.) An excerpt from Cohen’s essay showed up recently on The Paris Review. We’re giving some copies out this afternoon on Twitter. All you have to do is be one of the […]
When I included Scott McClanahan’s Stories V! on my list of favorite books from 2011, I mentioned that he might be one of the great Southern storytellers of our time. I think an important component in his greatness is how he doesn’t seem to stop putting out books.
“Jersey’s where America’s at!” – Some guy in Todd Solondz’s Storytelling. What’s the deal with New Jersey? On one hand it’s the great state that has given us talents from Philip Roth to Patti Smith, and on the other it’s the ongoing punchline for a thousand snobbish jokes told by New Yorkers who seem obvious as to the true greatness of the Garden State. It’s the state that hosted the first recorded baseball game, the home of Thomas Edison, the […]
Review by R. Stephen Shodin Seven Days in Rio by Francis Levy Two Dollar Radio; 160 p. Francis Levy’s Seven Days in Rio is an incredibly elaborate and well-crafted satire built around the sex-starved, psychologically fucked up, seersucker-suit-wearing Kenny Cantor. Kenny is a CPA, self-proclaimed amateur psychoanalyst, and sex tourist on vacation from Manhattan. Much like Kenny, Levy’s snappy sentences bound along like a stupid American: all tourism and no regard for any other culture or value system. So much […]