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On keeping oneself on edge

“A writing routine that causes some form of discomfort isn’t so much a reminder of this omnipresent discord; given so many writers’ propensity for neuroses and anxiety, I doubt many of us need a reminder of how much conflict exists in the world. 91 more words

Twenty-first Century

Ward Farnsworth Doesn’t Fuck Around | The Millions

Now, six years on, Ward Farnsworth has produced a sequel (a term associated more with Hollywood franchises than with manuals on literary technique).  198 more words

Love and Gravity's Rainbow

For the past several years, I’ve been working on a book about politics in Thomas Pynchon novels. It’s been a hell of an undertaking. I’ve reread all of Pynchon’s works several times. 131 more words

Other People's Books

"This is Not an Introduction" (The Millions)

In David Markson, backward motion is as important as forward motion.

The Millions just published Ann Beatie’s introduction to a new combined edition of David Markson’s last three novels: 

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Infinite Jest 20th Anniversary Edition!

I’m quoted and named on the back cover! What an honor! David Foster Wallace is one of my biggest heroes and  17 more words

January 2016 Links

I’ve been collecting links to share with you all month. Here are a few articles, posts, and videos that caught my attention in January.

>> Get your TBR ready…  262 more words


Anticipated Books of 2016

I was delighted to see an article from The Millions (which, if you don’t follow, you should) that focused on the most anticipated books of this year. 593 more words