100 Things About a Novel by the inimitable Alexander Chee -
1. Sometimes music is needed.
2. Sometimes silence.
3. This is probably because a novel is a piece of music, like all written things, the language demanding you make a sound as you read it.
hearttlikethefourthofjuly asked: "You Are One of Them" is so beautifully written. I didn't want to put the book down!
Thank you so much for reading it.
Tiger Daughters with our dad at his 25th Princeton reunion,1982. (I’m on the far left, looking cranky.) Much of my novel is set in 1982, and season two of “The Americans,” which premieres tomorrow on FX, is also set in 1982.
New York: Go see Jenny Offill in conversation with Lorin Stein at McNally Jackson tonight. Jenny’s DEPT. OF SPECULATION is amazing. I’ve already read it twice.
But to hell with them and with all that, O.K.? Here’s to you, old dears. You got this right, every one of you. — Recommended Reading: Roger Angell describes life in the nineties. His nineties. (via millionsmillions)
"The Americans" Turns Up the Heat on the Cold War -
"The Americans" is not just a period piece; it’s a drama for our times.
"The Americans" is my favorite show on TV. The second season starts on FX next week, but in the meantime, you can read my piece at Dame Magazine.
Support our friends at Archipelago books! -
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Mavis Gallant, 1922–2014 -
Mavis Gallant, one of my favorite writers, has died.
Photo: Mavis Gallant and Aleksandar Wat, Venice, July 1957 © Aleksander Wat; NYRB Classics also publishes Wat’s memoir, My Century.
We were very sad to hear of the passing of short-story writer Mavis Gallant yesterday. Her spirit will be missed.
We’ve pulled together some of our…