The Gordon Lish notes. * Jack Gilbert interviewed by Gordon Lish. * Miranda Mellis on Richard Diebenkorn: “The outer seam of her torso literalizes the concept of a blurred border, in this case between a painted skein of light and a lighted skein of paint. The visible (paint) and the invisible (mind) are here sited, or sighted, adjoined in flow by light.”. * An interview with Dylan Nice: “I remember figuring out early, on trips to beaches or state parks, that places regarded as beautiful by other people were usually crowded and noisy, and that the people who went there were after an easy beauty”. * A new story by Nicholas Rombes in the “serial killer” issue of Fiddleblack. * Harry Matthews interviewed. * An extract from David Foster Wallace‘s Both Flesh and Not. * What would DFW do? * The many faces of Mina Loy. * Manhattan in 1980. * On liminal spaces. * Maurice Blanchot, the Double Relation, and freedom (video). * Wittgenstein‘s photograph archive. * A stroll through London’s Soho in 1983. * What can publishers learn from indie rock? * The end times of philosophy. * Brian Eno‘s Lux reviewed: “unanchored piano motifs unfurl like ink in water”. * Brian Eno in conversation with Ha-Joon Chang. * On William Basinski‘s The Disintegration Loops. * Gustav Metzger‘s Null Object. * “New” Kafka. * William Gass on Robert Walser. * When he reads Robert Walser. * François Bon on Robert Walser. * An exibition inspired by Robert Walser (Chicago). * W. G. Sebald on Bookworm, 2001. * Literary exits. * The Samuel Beckett Society now has an official website. * Cubo-Futurism. * The Off-Modernists. * Theory porn. * The Siouxsie & the Banshees story (video). * An interview with Rebecca Solnit. * 3:AM‘s Christiana Spens‘s Death of a Ladies’ Man reviewed. * Jean Cocteau‘s The Blood of a Poet, 1930. * The Semiautobiographers. * David Winters reviews Gabriel Josipovici‘s Infinity. * Lee Rourke on textual ambiguity. * Daniel Tammet: “Prime numbers can be poetic. I want to break down the barrier between fiction and non-fiction. I want to bruise the line by coming up against it”. * Women of Punk. * An extract from Christopher Higgs‘s Glaxo Kreemo. * Joel Meyerowitz interviewed. * Was Emu (as in Rod Hull, not European Monetary Union) a pervert? * Paul Weller on the lyrics to “A Town Called Malice”: “I had most of the lyrics before we started the song, but they were just words written down in a book at that point. They’re partly about Woking, where I grew up, which had always been a depressed place in a way. That line ‘rows and rows of empty milkfloats dying in the dairy yard’ was directly influenced by Woking, where there was a milk yard. The ‘ghost of a steam train’ is about my childhood, because we lived close to the station, and I could always hear the trains shunting about at night. Those suburban images were very strong in my mind, and a lot of people connected with it”. * Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home reviewed in the New York Times. * Susan Sontag‘s core beliefs at the ages of 14 and 24. * Kate Zambreno‘s Heroines reviewed. * Alain Robbe-Grillet‘s Eden and After. * An interview with Chris Kraus. * Pic: Off Beat!
First posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012.