In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s new novel, reviews of books by Will Self and Tom Sweterlitsch, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eula Biss Excerpt, Sleater-Kinney Box Set, An Eleanor Catton Grant, Will Self vs. George Orwell, and More
Guernica has an excerpt up from Eula Biss’s forthcoming On Immunity, the Sleater-Kinney catalog is getting reissued, John Waters talked with The Dissolve, new poetry from Juliet Escoria, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Karen Russell’s Latest, Digitally Serialized Fiction, Will Self’s Evolution, and More
“I first saw his face when he appeared on Shooting Stars, a surreal comedy panel show that used to be on the BBC. As a teenager I liked him because his persona was borderline depressive, a black hole in the middle of the carnival. I also remember marveling at his name, which sounded too good to be real — I was certain it was a comic pseudonym, like Mr. Bean.” Ben Hamilton on Will Self (and Will Self’s Umbrella.) Pitchfork on Seattle’s […]
Morning Bites: Barney Rossett, Literary Slackers, Fuck Yeah Menswear Book, Kardashian Kraftwerk, And More
Plenty of people paid tribute to the late Barney Rossett: Loren Glass at the Los Angeles Review of Books tweeted their September piece on Rossett and the history of Grove Press, The New York Times called him “The publisher who fought Puritanism, and won,” and Richard Nash plans to tweet a link about Rossett for each day of Lent. The first look at the Fuck Yeah Menswear book. Adam Wilson thinks Jesus was the first literary slacker. Wilson also talks to Julia Jackson at […]
Posted by Jason Diamond I’ve long confused Will Self for Will Sheff (of Okkervil River) whenever I see either of their names, but now I’ll just remember that Will Self is the one who got pranked by the British noise trio, Will Sheff is the guy who writes songs.
They found Capt. Ahab’s boat! Dick Watching will be blowing up this week!
Posted by Jason Diamond About once a week, I find myself in a bookstore, looking at something and saying to myself, “Thank GOD Will Sheff has finally wised up and written a book.” Then I realize it says Will Self, not Will Sheff.
At Jacket Copy: WOAH! Sparks (pictured above in the 70s) did the new theme song for Bookworm! At 3:AM Magazine: Philip Roth/Paul Auster death battle. At Jewcy: An interview with Adam Langer. At The Awl: Dudes from a NYC bookstore debate over Freedom. At Big Other: “I feel more regurgitation than genuine writing.” – On Richard Yates, by Tao Lin At the Telegraph: Will Self hanging out at the gym. At Brooklyn Vegan: Built to Spill on a boat. At […]