CREATIVE NONFICTION, "The Human Face of Sustainability" issue. Original, dramatic essays that communicate the challenges inherent to the complicated and vital issue of sustainability. "Moms, scientists, farmers, and others who are trying to change the world…” Colleagues at McJack have always revered Creative Nonfiction, and it is issues like this that really justify that adoration. Hurrah.
“An astonishing novel. We had to wait half a century for a female Humbert. It was worth it.” -John Niven
It is not solely because ARTFORUM is, still, after all these years, the most excellent of art journals in publication that I include it here (yes, new jacks, I said it). Or that it is one of those art world weeks here in New York City, with the opening of the Whitney Biennial, the Armory show and, count ‘em, twelve major art fairs citywide, that just bleeds art, art, art. But mainly, because, well , there’s two small pieces on Lars Von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC, which opens later this month, and is, well, like anything from Lars, but especially so with this one, eagerly, eagerly awaited.
MONKEY BUSINESS, new writing from Japan, Volume 4, 2014. There’s a really weird story here about two “English military gentlemen hunters” wanting to shoot an animal that then shifts to scenes in a weird restaurant. There’s some off-kilter works (at least to these American ears) in this journal. Awesome.
Gordon Lish at McNally-Jackson, 2/29/14
HAZLITT kind of snuck up on us (though I’m not sure how). It is a superior new literary magazine published by Random House Canada. Yes, there are a number of Canadian writers represented, but not solely by any means. There is vigorous writing here. Art and photography. We like Hazlitt very much.
Tuesday, February 25th, 7pm at McNally Jackson: A Celebration of Harriet the Spy.
Szamanka (1996) Andrzej Zulawski
Andrzej Zulawski’s adaptation of Manuela Gretkowska’s provocative and hugely successful novel reaches new extremes in the depiction of brutality, sex, and passion as it tells the story of a young(ish) anthropologist driven by the mystery surrounding the death of a recently discovered shaman; and his growing obsession with an enigmatic yet violently perverse beauty known as “The Italian”.