The International Necronautical Society’s Statement on Digital Capitalism. * The miracle of analogy: “Photography is — as I hope to demonstrate — radically anti-Cartesian. It shows us that there really is a world, that it wants to be seen by us, and that it exceeds our capacity to know it”. * Teju Cole interviewed by Aleksandar Hemon. * Why Duchamp? * The ‘not’ of speculative realism. * Dark Deleuze. * Nick Land‘s lure of the void. * Michel Foucault: the lost interview. * Jonathan Gibbs on Christiana Spens‘s illustrations for 3:AM Press book covers. * Christiana Spens’s moving tribute to her late father. * 3:AM Editor-in-Chief David Winters in conversation with Ben Marcus. * Donald Barthelme, 1981: “Everybody’s a realist offering true accounts of the activity of mind. There are only realists”. * Speaking silence. * Harold Bloom interviewed by Douglas Glover, 1994. * Chris Marker, phantom of the cinema. * On Chris Marker‘s Commentaires. * More on Chris Marker. * Stanley Crawford‘s Travel Notes reviewed: “Few, if any, other authors sell shallots alongside books on their website”. Another fine review here: “Words fall subject to the same entropic forces ravaging the body; the only certainty is where both of them will inescapably end up”. * Penguin want to pulp satirical Peter and Jane book. * Trailer for Joanna Hogg‘s Exhibition. * An interview with Joanna Hogg. And another. Plus this one. * An excellent review of early Levy. * The Hilda Hilst roundtable. * Lars Iyer interviewed at Biblioklept: “It turned out that what I thought of as a kind of comic strip, light relief from my ‘real’ writing, was the writing”. * Geoff Dyer on having a stroke: “There’s a line in Tarkovsky’s Solaris: we never know when we’re going to die and because of that we are, at any given moment, immortal. So at this moment it feels pretty good, being where I’ve always longed to be, perched on the farthest edge of the western world. There’s a wild sunset brewing up over the Pacific. The water is glowing turquoise, the sky is turning crazy pink, the lights of the Santa Monica Ferris wheel are starting to pulse and spin in the twilight. Life is so interesting I’d like to stick around for ever, just to see what happens, how it all turns out”. * Jenny Offill interviewed by John Self. * The self-portrait. * Rachel Kushner‘s world. * John Berger‘s Ways of Seeing BBC series, 1972. * On Knausgaard in the New Republic: “Indifferent to food, clothes, and money, Knausgaard the character often resembles a recognizable type: the creative guy who views family as an obligation to be kept at the margins so he can get back to the studio, because the real business of living is work. But the books themselves represent a decision that the real business of living is living”. * Knausgaard’s Nordic existentialism. * The horror of the body. * Herta Müller‘s language of resistance. * Writers who hate writing. * New Romantics and the King’s Road, 1981. * John Deakin’s Soho. * The disappearing face of NYC. * Visiting South Pigalle. * Thurston Moore: “Punk rock was an artist’s music”. * Books bound in human skin. * Early Polaroids. * On Retronauting. * Taking a class with Lydia Davis. * The art of Marguerite Duras. * Henri Matisse‘s cut-outs. * On Polish post-punk. * Regine Olsen and Søren Kierkegaard. * How Kafka actually lived. * The aesthetes of Tangier.
First posted: Thursday, April 17th, 2014.