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The Best Books of 2015, Pt. 1: Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem, the Brooklyn novelist and essayist, first came to prominence with a sequence of novels that strained at the conventions of sci-fi and detective fiction: … 323 more words



Friday morning, I wrote three master lists:

My sister’s wedding (and shower, and bachelorette party). My cousin’s wedding (and shower). And a gardening to-do list. 603 more words


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At the end of his essay “Postmodernism as Liberty Valance”, Jonathan Lethem makes a point that’s worth delving into: “…there’s a name for the school of jazz that glanced at the innovations of bebop and all the implications and possibilities of what lay beyond, but declined to respond. 143 more words

A reader's guide to time travel.

I am thirty-five years old. I open Where the Wild Things Are for the first time in thirty years. I fall into the world of the story. 1,289 more words

Retro Book Review: Jonathan Lethem's Girl in Landscape (1998)

When Girl in Landscape landed in my mailbox, I wasn’t expecting much. My science fiction reading group had collectively decided on Lethem’s novel because one of our members, a professor, wanted to teach it in his class on John Wayne in the Fall. 555 more words

Quickies: Lucky Alan & Sex Criminals Vol. 1

Lucky Alan and Other Stories by Jonathan Lethem

Publisher/Year: Doubleday, 2015
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 157
Source: Publisher

What it is: A slim collection of quirky short stories. 314 more words


Sydney Writers' Festival!

It’s only a few weeks until the main program for Sydney Writers’ Festival gets under way. This year’s program looks completely amazing, featuring writers such as Helen MacDonald, author of the… 319 more words