An interview with William Gass. * 3:AM‘s David Winters reviews Christine Schutt‘s Prosperous Friends. * Chris Kraus: “Reading theory, like reading poetry, is exhilarating”. * Brian Dillon interviews William Klein. * Tao Lin on the future of the novel. * China Miéville on the future of the novel. * Towards Prehumanism. * Confessions of an agoraphobic victim. * On Kate Zambreno‘s Heroines. * Bibliosexuality. * Book game at Shakespeare and Company. * On Julian Maclaren-Ross. * McLaren and Westwood. * Johnny Thunders hanging from a cross. * The prosaic sublime of Béla Tarr. * Carmen Horse meets Turin Horse. * The negative outlines of our never doing. * Geoff Dyer‘s renovation of contemporary non-fiction. * What kind of writer is Geoff Dyer? * Tim Parks learns to speak American. * The corruption of high culture, according to Roger Scruton. * Dalkey Archive seeks slave. * Lynne Tillman: “To return to Kafka, we don’t know what has damaged us. That’s what haunts me”. * There is a labyrinth which is a straight line. * The birth of musique concrète. * The story behind The Pogues‘ “Fairytale of New York“. * Blake Butler‘s playlist for Sky Saw. * Prologue to Roberto Bolaño’s Woes of a True Policeman. * Jonathan Woods’ A Death in Mexico. * Cult British movies. * William Burroughs and Susan Sontag on meeting Beckett. * What happens when you wait? * Randee Dawn‘s Home for the Holidays. * Badaude‘s lover. * Carl Kohler‘s authorportraits. * The drawings of Roland Barthes (see above pic). Watch the video here.
First posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012.