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What Would Twitter Do?

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Welcome to What Would Twitter Do? the ninth and three-quarter edition withRoxane Gay! Next week will be Week 10, the final interview. In this series, I talk to some of my favourite people on Twitter about their Twitter philosophies and practices. Roxane Gay, in addition to being a brilliant fiction writer, blogger and essayist (this season she published her collection Bad Feminist to huge acclaim), is a seasoned and constant Twitter user. It’s possible that it was her, more than anyone else I follow, who made me begin to wonder: What is Twitter? She used the medium in the way other people did—posting links, declaring things—but in another way, too: as a constant running monologue, a real stream of consciousness, a literary Modernist on Twitter. There isn’t a sense of hierarchy among her now 80,000+ tweets. It almost seems part of her living—in the way that you wouldn’t say this breath is particularly important, while those twenty other breaths I took are less important. One begets the next. She was also maybe the first “Twitter celebrity” to me, in that I knew her “Twitter work” before I had read any of her other writing. She seems to be one those people always in centre of the swirl of the debate—especially around feminist issues—while also managing to stand cooly outside it.

Sheila Heti

This whole thing is gold.

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Join Francisco Goldman on August 28th at 6pm for a family-style dinner crafted by the chefs at Peck’s to celebrate the publication of The Interior Circuit, Goldman’s newest book—available now from Greenlight Bookstore. “Part travelogue, part memoir” and “in the finest sense, a book that creates its own form” (LA Times), The Interior Circuit crosses genre and, just as often, crosses the borders between the personal and the political, between nuanced truth and bold fact.
Following dinner, Goldman will give a reading, chat amiably, and sign complimentary books for diners.
Seats are limited and available by reservation only. To purchase seats at a cost of $45—including a copy of The Interior Circuit (retail price: $26)—visit Peck’s at 455A Myrtle Ave, between Waverly & Washington in Clinton Hill or Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton St between Elliot Place & S. Portland Ave in Fort Greene. To purchase tickets via Brown Paper Bag, visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/828060 For further details, email Jeff Waxman at jeffwaxman@gmail.com and click here for several profiles of Peck’s.

pecksbookplate:

Join Francisco Goldman on August 28th at 6pm for a family-style dinner crafted by the chefs at Peck’s to celebrate the publication of The Interior Circuit, Goldman’s newest book—available now from Greenlight Bookstore. “Part travelogue, part memoir” and “in the finest sense, a book that creates its own form” (LA Times), The Interior Circuit crosses genre and, just as often, crosses the borders between the personal and the political, between nuanced truth and bold fact.

Following dinner, Goldman will give a reading, chat amiably, and sign complimentary books for diners.

Seats are limited and available by reservation only. To purchase seats at a cost of $45—including a copy of The Interior Circuit (retail price: $26)visit Peck’s at 455A Myrtle Ave, between Waverly & Washington in Clinton Hill or Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton St between Elliot Place & S. Portland Ave in Fort Greene. To purchase tickets via Brown Paper Bag, visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/828060 For further details, email Jeff Waxman at jeffwaxman@gmail.com and click here for several profiles of Peck’s.

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Well, it’s #SharkWeek, isn’t it? Thought we’d chum the waters with the US jacket art for Will Self’s forthcoming (November) novel SHARK.

Well, it’s #SharkWeek, isn’t it? Thought we’d chum the waters with the US jacket art for Will Self’s forthcoming (November) novel SHARK.

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Literary mystery with overtones of Bolaño
The Antiquarian: A Novel by Gustavo Faverón Patriau, translated by Joseph Mulligan (Grove Press/Black Cat, $16).
A Peruvian literary critic and expert on the work of Roberto Bolaño, Gustavo Faverón Patriau’s debut novel is a stunning work that shows the influence of Bolaño. 
The protagonist is a psycholinguist, also named Gustavo, who is called to visit his friend Daniel in a mental institution, where he has been committed for murdering his bride-to-be. But it’s not that simple; the narrative slips into the past, when Gustavo and Daniel were friends; there is the story of Daniel’s missing sister; and Daniel’s obsession with antiquarian books that leads to a ring of criminals dealing in stolen body parts. 
The Antiquarian is fabulous in the sense of being fable-like, with a narrative uncertainty that is more common to experimental fiction. Consider it a literary mystery of the highest order, and put this on your summer reading list.

litrant:

Literary mystery with overtones of Bolaño

The Antiquarian: A Novel by Gustavo Faverón Patriau, translated by Joseph Mulligan (Grove Press/Black Cat, $16).

A Peruvian literary critic and expert on the work of Roberto Bolaño, Gustavo Faverón Patriau’s debut novel is a stunning work that shows the influence of Bolaño.

The protagonist is a psycholinguist, also named Gustavo, who is called to visit his friend Daniel in a mental institution, where he has been committed for murdering his bride-to-be. But it’s not that simple; the narrative slips into the past, when Gustavo and Daniel were friends; there is the story of Daniel’s missing sister; and Daniel’s obsession with antiquarian books that leads to a ring of criminals dealing in stolen body parts.

The Antiquarian is fabulous in the sense of being fable-like, with a narrative uncertainty that is more common to experimental fiction. Consider it a literary mystery of the highest order, and put this on your summer reading list.