Posts Tagged ‘David Foster Wallace’

This Week’s Reading, 8.4.12

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

This week: Austin Osman Spare, edible and smokable books, author portraits from Carl Kohler and more.

BAR 2, by Jordan Eagles (detail)

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The Golden Age of Short Fiction

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

All writers, whether they be poets, short fiction authors, or novelists, have had enormous influences on their writing. For me those influences range from Dostoyevsky to Fitzgerald, from Pablo Neruda to Bob Dylan. Sometimes a poet can have an influence on my fiction, and sometimes a novelist can have an influence on my short fiction. But for many years there has been something else, something extraordinary, something you don’t have to buy, something that is right there all of the time like a 24-hour a day classroom that is always at your disposal. (more…) more»