“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”
In John Ashbery’s final book of poetry “Images coagulate and dissolve in a kaleidoscope of language.”
“Chien Lunatique” by Christopher Bernard illustrates the gulf between literary ambition and execution.
This week I conclude my essay series American Odd by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino’s postmodern masterpiece “Pack of Lies.”
Is Greece the bastion of democracy, philosophy, and the West? Or is it a backward and corrupt regime dominated by inefficient bureaucrats, political extremists, and greedy opportunists? The answer is Yes.
Have ya paid your dues, Jack?
Gonzo journalism for those who enjoyed the Jon Stewart-era Daily Show. Jon Ronson tries to figure who out “them” are, since they are supposed to control the world from a darkened room with their Bilderberg friends. Ronson tries to find that room and why he wasn’t invited
What is The Kickstarter Letters?
Jason Pettus funded the entire print run of Katzman’s second novel, A Greater Monster, through a Kickstarter project.* As a reward, Katzman wrote each of his 128 contributors a stream-of-consciousness email or handwritten letter. This book is a signed & numbered handmade, hardback collection of 52 of those letters.