In our morning reading: revisiting the work of Iris Murdoch, Steve Almond discussed his book about “Stoner,” and more.
Weekend Bites: “The Fire This Time” Reviewed, Tracy O’Neill Nonfiction, William Gass’s Sentences, Samuel Ligon, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on a new Jesmyn Ward-edited anthology, new nonfiction from Tracy O’Neill, an interview with Nathan Ballingrud, and more.
Weekend Bites: Catskills History, Patti Smith, Discussing Barbara Comyns, Joanna Newsom’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Jason Diamond on the history of the Catskills, an interview with Lincoln Michel, thoughts on Joanna Newsom’s latest, and more.
#tobyreads: The Sinister and The Wild
I need to do a better job of reading William H. Gass’s fiction. I’ve enjoyed some of his nonfiction–specifically, On Being Blue and Finding a Form. But his fiction has, until recently, been a blank spot I’ve needed to fill in. I started The Tunnel ages ago and got bogged down; among my reading projects for this year is to finally finish it. On a trip to the west coast, I picked up his collection In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, […]
Afternoon Bites: William Gass Interviews, Chris Abani, “Vauxhall & I” at 20, Thomas Hardy Novel Living, and More
For your afternoon reading: a collection of William Gass interviews, thoughts on Chris Abani’s new novel and a twenty-year-old Morrissey album, writing from Sean H. Doyle, comedy in music, and more.
Indexing: Poets’ Novels, Listening to Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Reading D.T. Max, Stuart Nadler and More
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