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Top Reads of 2015: Dustin Illingworth published 10/12/2015

Lispector

  Clarice Lispector I consumed books in two very different modes in 2015; the tension between the two shaped my reading year in a number of ways. As a critic adhering to a review schedule, much of my reading was necessarily driven by a need for angles and fertile connections, the controlled epiphanies of interpretation. There […]

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Top Reads of 2015: Fernando Sdrigotti published 09/12/2015

As always, I wish I could have read more in 2015. That said, it is still hard to cut down to only 10 titles. It needs to be done, though — people love lists. Here is mine, in no particular order. Michel Mourre, In Spite of Blasphemy (John Lehmann) A remainder from last year’s summer […]

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Top Reads of 2015: Sam Stolton published 08/12/2015

Zak Smith Steve Roggenbuck, LIVE MY LIEF (boost house) Bust out a tab on the roof of your mouth, finger your belly button with a bump of brown sugar, crank up the looney tunes and purse open your eyes to a Ryan Trecartin video, and it may feel somewhat akin to the experience of reading […]

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Top Reads of 2015: K. Thomas Kahn published 07/12/2015

Kay Boyle

Kay BoyleFollowing fellow 3:AM editor Joanna Walsh’s lead from 2014—after her highly impressive #readwomen2014 social media campaign—I aimed to continue this by forming a group on Goodreads for reading only (or mostly) female authors in 2015.Because of a prolonged immersion in British novelist Elizabeth Taylor’s work, much of which has been reprinted by NYRB Classics […]

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The Missing Links published 06/12/2015

Brian Dillon and Esther Leslie on Walter Benjamin (podcast). * Walter Benjamin, our contemporary. * Claire-Louise Bennett in conversation with Brian Dillon. * My review of Claire-Louise Bennett‘s wonderful Pond for the Guardian. * Claire-Louise Bennett interviewed in The Skinny. * Lydia Davis reads from a work-in-progress, a fake autobiography (video). * Lydia Davis on […]

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Tonight in London: A Beast in View published 05/12/2015

A BEAST IN VIEW: AN EVENING OF SATIRE IN POETRY & PROSE with authors Holly Hopkins, Anthony Howell, Courttia Newland, Tony White Poetry at The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, N17 9AS Saturday 5 December 2015 Starts: 7.30 £5 entry plus donation for refreshment A timely and unmissable evening of satire in poetry and […]

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my brooklyn writer friend published 21/11/2015

Former 3:AM fiction editor Greg Gerke‘s debut short story collection is out now from Queen’s Ferry Press. From the publisher’s page: “These swift, swervy, nervous fictions—as often as not about writers in antic crisis with the language, lovers in trouble with their loves—are heartachingly hilarious and stocked from margin to margin with agony-born brilliances fresh […]

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The Missing Links published 11/10/2015

Adrian Nathan West on Marianne Fritz. * Adrian Nathan West reviews Houellebecq‘s Submission. * Benjamin Noys on R.D. Laing and anti-psychiatry. * 3:AM‘s Joanna Walsh on Leonora Carrington. * Linder Sterling: “My mother has Alzheimer’s, and in her mind it is perpetually 1974. Somehow being in that flat, it felt like I was in the […]

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Suck my keyboard: call for submissions published 28/09/2015

                                            60X1.com by Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung (2003) My (ironic) aversion to dialectical readings of contemporary literature situates my critical disposition as resistant to Jamesonian interpretations of a historically-determined consciousness. For better or for worse, such […]

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call for submissions published 08/09/2015

Egon Shiele’s Krumau – Crescent of Houses (The Small City V), c. 1915   “Whatever it is, we’re against it”; so proclaims 3:AM’s masthead, and this call to arms is one I am happy to take up in the capacity of contributing editor. Far from being contrarian for contrarian’s sake, these words represent, for me, […]

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