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Walking this morning, I watched two bicyclists ride past and couldn’t remember the German word for a road bike. “Strasse…”–street…, I thought, and then the word “Strassenkreuzer” came to mind, street cruiser (cruiser as in a warship, streetcruiser as in … Continue reading
Tagged Brian Evenson, Daniel Kehlmann, Dashiell Hammett, Dragan Aleksic, Franz Kafka, Jeff VanderMeer, Joanna Brooks, Lance Olsen, Pascal Garnier, Peter Handke, Phyllis Barber, Susan M. Gaines, The Naked Truth, Volker Kutscher
On Saturday I finished an essay about the chapbooks Alex Caldiero has been producing at a rapid pace over the last couple of years. In answer to my question about why the sudden and prolific production, Alex said that he … Continue reading
I’ve just read Brian’s little book called Reports. It has inspired me to write a report of my own, which follows: A Report on a Fickle Ficus It is not really the ficus that is fickle, but referring to … Continue reading
Julie Nichols recently posted her thoughts on the writing and reading of Mormon literature here: http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/2016/07/mormon-fiction-weird-joke-serious-paradox/#comment-32246 I responded with these thoughts: Julie, I love the questions you raise here, questions I’ve been thinking about myself as I read and reviewed … Continue reading