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Joe Brainard’s collected works
The sui generis artist and writer Joe Brainard invented a literary form.
| April 27, 2012
Musician + Author = Crap
On Tuesday, musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby ( High Fidelity ) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue . The result of this musical-literary team-up isn't excruciating.
Worst of Both Worlds
| October 01, 2010
Fall Books Preview: Getting booked
Two Sedarises, two New Yorker favorites, and a famous neurologist are among the highlights of this fall’s book events.
Readings, festivals, and other seasonal literary events
| September 17, 2010
To judge from the titles of some of his recent novels — The Book of Illusion s, Oracle Night , Man in the Dark , and now Invisible — Paul Auster's fiction is receding, Samuel Beckett style, into non-existence.
Paul Auster makes promiscuity a virtue
| November 20, 2009
This fall brings fiction and poetry lovers new treats from old friends.
Novelists and poets set fancies flying
| September 18, 2009
In American prose, there is a plain style, a child of the 20th century, descending from Hemingway and Cather. The best New Yorker writers — James Thurber, Joseph Mitchell, Janet Malcolm — have it.
Colm Tóibín's see-through prose
| June 19, 2009
Giving good gimmick
To sustain a literary magazine over decades it pays to have a gimmick.
Granta at 30
| June 12, 2009
So here he goes again, the writer known as Paul Auster, starting yet another novel, this time with the words “I am alone in the dark.”
Paul Auster sheds light on Man in the Dark
| September 02, 2008
Wrestle in peace
In a life of many garlands and much renown, it was Mailer’s strange engagement with literary destiny always to be trapped on the wrong side of his art.
Remembering Mailer, the blustery king of American letters
| November 14, 2007
Reading with Paul Auster
In his introduction to Paul Auster 's reading at the Brattle Theatre, poet and Phoenix contributor William Corbett compared Auster 's lastest novel, Travels in the Scriptorium , to an episode of the Twilight Zone .
Video: Paul Auster reads from Travels in the Scriptorium, January 30, 2007 at the Brattle Theatre
| February 17, 2007
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