…more tender and erotic than Cormac McCarthy…– This is from the jacket copy of Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s The Mirror in the Well, put out by Dalkey. You can use it, though, to describe LITERALLY ANYTHING.
We shook hands and I said I liked your reading and he thanked me but didn’t say...– Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner. This book was picked by Jonathan Franzen as one of the best books of 2011. (via millionsmillions) Insta-Atocha reblog, obviously.
In Sullivan’s America, historical detritus is always informing the present, or...– From this review of John Jeremiah Sullivan’s Pulphead. We recommend—the review and the book.
Life, I found myself thinking as a line of Alameda County deputy sheriffs in...– Robert Hass, 70-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning former Poet Laureate, on being beaten by the police for occupying Berkeley.
We have a rather roundabout n+1 missed connection... →
I’m finishing up a collection of short stories. They are all linked by the fact...– Sam Lipsyte : The New Yorker (via peterwknox) Good gimmick.
Book club meeting [to]night! →
thingsiatethatilove: emilybooks: I’m bringing homemade cookies, just sayin’. You only have to bring yourself. Cookies Ruth Made That I Plan To Love. McNally Jackson (Prince + Mulberry), 5:30 — be there! If you can’t make it that early, still come to the reading after: Eileen Myles and Dennis Cooper. Thanks to the magic of Time™, this is suddenly tonight! Tonight! 5:30 Emily Booksclub,...
I Would Prefer Not To.
housingworksbookstore: The further we get from the world Melville actually lived in, the more we seem to be living in the world he told us about. American culture tends to embrace a kind of a-historicism that on the one hand is forward-looking and optimistic and many other fine things, but on the other hand costs us dearly in context, heritage and continuity. This is especially true of the...
It was necessary for you to get out of that town. There was nothing there for...– Our own Sarah Gerard has some fiction in the new Diner Journal. Get on that.
Readers confirmed for "the nerdiest protest ever"
housingworksbookstore: Thursday, November 10, 3PM, marathon reading of Bartleby, the Scrivener at the public atrium at 60 Wall Street (near Zuccotti Park). More readers to come. All are welcome to listen and/or read; if you want to just show up we’ll have sections available to read. Organized by Justin Taylor, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, McNally Jackson with support from the People’s Library...
Jonathan Franzen on [sic]: "Writing this rawly... →
wwnorton: [sic] is a searing memoir about devastating illness, creativity, sex and drugs, and thirty-something life in New York. The author will be reading in New York this week: 11/8 - McNally Jackson at 7PM with editor Jill Bialosky 11/9 - WORD Books at 7PM with Nathan Larson (A Largehearted Lit production)
Bartleby” is an imperfect analogy for Occupy Wall Street, but it nevertheless...– “I would prefer not to.” | Occupy Wall Street Library We agree. Come by 60 Wall Street on Thursday, November 10 for a marathon reading of Bartleby, the Scrivener. More details forthcoming. If you’d like to participate, contact me. Also next week, a panel with n+1 on the Occupy movement at the...