Nabokov‘s drawings of butterflies / Werner Herzog & Cormac McCarthy talk science & culture [via @Moloch50] / Ezra Pound, Elizabeth Bishop & the madhouse [via Bookslut] / This is not a biography, Jacqueline Rose on her conflict with the Sylvia Plath Estate [via @thebookslut] / William Burroughs, Gus Van Sant & the discipline of ‘do easy’ / “Loathe as I am to agree with Zadie Smith, it’s kind of a big deal.” Bookmunch on Tom McCarthy‘s Remainder (reissue) / How Avant Is It? The Millions on Zadie Smith, Tom McCarthy & the novel’s way forward / “My ears have undergone some evolution in the process.” Electric Eden author Rob Young / On ‘Bygonese’, dialogue in historical fiction, with reference to David Mitchell / “To collect detritus is to preserve a wistful recollection of the recent past.” On Kurt Schwitters / First 9 volumes of Little Review (1914-1922) at Modernist Journal’s Project (includes 23 installments of James Joyce‘s Ulysses).
:: Buzzwords Archive: April 2011. Click here for the latest posts.
Tandeta: Nabokov, Herzog, Pound, Plath, Van Sant, McCarthy, Electric Eden, Mitchell, Schwitters, Little Review (published 23/04/2011)
From the archives
Death of A Ladies' Man by Christiana Spens
Grey Cats by Adam Biles
Body Parts by Dylan Trigg
Par Avion Vol.1
On Snakes & Other Stories by Yrsa Daley-Ward
Varroa Destructor by Lee Rourke
Curated by Adam Biles. Listen in.
Buzzwords is the 3:AM blog.
- » 3:AM Night: ‘The problem of London’
To coincide with the release of Leytonstone Film Club co-founder John Rogers‘ This Other London, there’s a screening of Patrick Keiller‘s London in Leytonstone Library tomorrow night, from 7.45pm (details). A 3:AM review of Keiller’s collection of essays, The View from the Train: Cities and Other Landscapes, is forthcoming. You can also hear him on [...]
- » The Missing Links
Saul Leiter, in memoriam (see picture). * Teju Cole on the late Saul Leiter. * A bibliography of boredom. * Borges as professor. * A library of the mind. * Nicholas Roeg in conversation. * Cézanne: “The artist must avoid thinking like a writer”. So should the writer. * Tom McCarthy on the quasi-religious fethishism [...]
- » Fucking Delighted
Eimear McBride‘s A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing has won the first Goldsmiths Prize. The £10,000 prize is given to “recognise published fiction that opens up new possibilities for the novel form”. Galley Beggar co-director Sam Jordison told 3:AM: “We’re honoured and delighted to have published a book that has done this well. Fucking honoured, [...]
- » Enemies
Penned in the Margins have just brought out a new book by SJ Fowler, 3:AM‘s extraordinary poetry editor. Iain Sinclair lui-même describes Enemies as an “overwhelming assault. The geography is unnerving, almost familiar, then stinging in its estrangement. Intensity crackles. Tension teases. At what point does collision become collaboration? When do the bandages come off?” [...]
- » Something for the weekend, sir?
Back in the distant recesses of 3:AM history (after the reverential/pointless anthologies, but before the server crash), we ran a half-decent curated regular feature where our editors, writers and friends supplied commentary on favourite/seminal film and music YouTube clips, ‘Friday I’m in Love’ and ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’ (though as me and Gallix are [...]