Afternoon Bites: Victor Pelevin, Birdsong, Steve Almond, and more

“[A] brilliant fable of a Russia oversaturated with “semiotic signs”, a skewing of a country where rhetoric – and not actual substance – is most often the locus of communication.” Scott Esposito on Victor Pelevin’s The Hall of Singing Caryatids. Norman Brannon on pie. Birdsong made L Magazine‘s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. (Not a bad idea — a three-pack of Brooklyn literary magazines — from the booksellers at Spoonbill & Sugartown.) Steve Almond’s “Kiss The Officer In Question” is worth […]

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