The fact that an entire subgenre of literature about climate change exists is basically my nightmare and now I'm also going to have to read all these books.
The best, most thoughtful, and longest piece on the business of publishing, literature, and culture that you're likely to read this year.
A must read.
Some amusing time-travel/self-loathing satire for today.
The awesome Kurt Vonnegut demonstrates some story shapes...truly wonderful. I've decided Kafka, for one, is just not for me, thanks.
Long profile of Chris Hughes, the new 29-year-old owner/editor(/reinventor?) of The New Republic. Sweet gig, huh? Oh, not jealous yet? Ok, his roommate at Harvard was Mark Zuckerberg, he owns 1% of Facebook, and is worth $600m. Now are you jealous? Thought so.
This is the most wonderfully British, esoteric, largely meaningless list of Top Literary Parodies I've ever seen. I clicked with high hopes, and read with total confusion and bemusement. Hats off to DJ Taylor for his erudition and his lack of any understandable or recognizeable parodies.
Or maybe I’m just a lowbrow idiot. Entirely possible.
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