A present moment always vanishing. * Failure to fail. * What your unread books list reveals. * Literature R.I.P.. * Mayakovsky reading his poetry. * Rewriting Andy Warhol‘s a: A Novel. * On Flaubert‘s gueuloir. * On Alain Badiou. * John Cooper Clarke: “Happiness is the target one only has to aim at in order to miss”. * The rise of the fragmented novel. * Writing outside discourse, outside language. * On artist novels. * Anne Carson on Bookworm (audio). * 3:AM‘s Greg Gerke on Gertrude Stein. * Why do writers drink? * Adam Thirlwell on Bohumil Hrabal. * Contained selves. * David Mitchell, translator: “As a writer I can be bad, but I can’t be wrong. A translator can be good, but can never be right”. * An interview with George Szirtes. * Hannah Arendt — the movie. * French author Jack-Alain Léger commits suicide. * The Returned. * A desert modernism timeline. * Richard Rogers at 80, by Owen Hatherley. * Will Self on Tarkovsky‘s Solaris. * Four films by Richard Kern. * Lydia Lunch discusses Richard Kern‘s photography. * The last Crass shows, 1984. * Rachel Kushner on Deleuze. * Geoff Dyer, born-again smiler. * Michael Layne Heath on Kevin Ayers. * Tao Lin and alt lit. * Taipei reviewed in The Observer. * Nicholas Lezard puts the case for professional critics. * Poetry’s punk moment. * Ian Dury‘s artwork. * Buzz Aldrin: “Words don’t do justice to being on the Moon — the feeling of desolation”. * Ben Myers on one of his favourite short stories. * Brian Dillon on Littell on Bacon. * Dead interviews. * Houellebecq sous influences. * On shyness. * Masha Tupitsyn interviewed in Continent. * Ben Marcus on Bookworm, 2002. * Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. * Hardcore punk in Salt Lake City. * Sin City in pictures. * Nicholas Royle on the state of British short fiction.
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First posted: Monday, July 22nd, 2013.