The 4AD story. * Teju Cole‘s new Dictionary of Received Ideas. * The deaths of the author. * Theory in art schools. * Jonathan Franzen on Karl Kraus. * Marshall Berman R.I.P. More here. * Born again in a second language. * Adam Thirlwell‘s Multiples anthology reviewed. * An interview with Masha Tupitsyn. * Delving into the Bolaño archives. * Bolaño at the movies. * A Lydia Davis story in Harper’s. * Dutch scenes, curated by Lydia Davis. * Nicholas Lezard reviews Robert Walser‘s A Schoolboy’s Diary. * Matisse in Nice. * Stephen Sparks on The Muppet Movie. * An interview with Pierre Perrier (The Returned). * Ray Brassier on nihilism. * Two Gordon Lish stories. * Gary Lutz speaks to Blake Butler. * Blake Butler reviews Travis Jeppesen‘s The Suiciders. * William Burroughs and Brion Gysin in The Cut-Ups, 1966. * Dave Tompkins on writer’s block. * Black Market Clash (video here). * The Clash: turning rebellion into money? * Tacita Dean on Robert Smithson and JG Ballard. * Félix Guattari‘s SF screenplay brought to life. * Jonathan Coe on the comic novel. Here he quotes Pritchett on the tradition derived from Laurence Sterne: “The ‘I’ is not a fixture: it dissolves every minute; its movements are as uncertain as the transparent jellyfish as it washes back and forth in the current”. * Jonathan Lethem interviewed. * Rejected book covers. * Bookish minimalist prints. * Kim Gordon to write memoir. * The Idler‘s interviews. * Art under attack. * Kafka. * The secrets of songwriters. * In praise of the Olivetti Valentine. * What was Salinger‘s problem? * Shakespeare’s handwriting. * Great pictures of Iggy Pop during his Berlin period. * Sharpies revisited. * Subcultures since 1980. * When did creative writing eat itself? * Leonora Carrington, the author. * “A Note on Realism” by Robert Louis Stevenson. * Remembering The Tube.
First posted: Monday, September 16th, 2013.