On his excellent blog with hidden noise (bookmark it–it’s great), Dan Visel has posted a review of Sergio De La Pava’s A Naked Singularity (which you may recall is the self-published novel I called “one of the best and most original novels of the decade“).
A more important question, though: how did the publishing industry [...]
A new press called Dorothy has reissued a remarkable little book, first published in 1955: Barbara Comyns’ strange and beautiful Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead. I had previously only read Comyns’ The Vet’s Daughter, a wonderful, brutal little book, so I was very excited to see more of her work made available.
Who Was [...]
Oulipo member and avant-garde novelist Harry Mathews has a new book of poetry out. The New Tourism is his first collection of poems in almost two decades, and his first book since the remarkable My Life in CIA, published five years ago.
I got a copy of The New Tourism last night; it’s a very nicely [...]
I mentioned in this post that Gary Lutz’s second collection of stories, I Looked Alive, was out of print and commanding upwards of $90. Luckily, it’s now back in print from Black Square Editions/Brooklyn Rail and can be yours for $17.
(UPDATE: I picked up a copy of the new edition of this today (at St. [...]
Today in the Quarterly Conversation we are running my review of Sergio De La Pava’s A Naked Singularity, a self-published gem from 2008, which is one of the best novels of the decade.