The year is 2002. Weekly news magazines dominate the political agenda in New York and Washington. A young journalist named Michael M. Hastings is an intern at The Magazine, wet behind the ears, the only one in the office who has actually read his coworkers' books. He will stop at nothing to turn his internship into a full-time position and has figured out just who to impress: Nishant Patel, the international editor, and Sanders Berman, managing editor - both vying for the job of editor-in-chief.
"CURRENT and ENERGY that is hard to contain"
Table of Contents: Davy Rothbart, "Human Snowball"; Sophie Cabot Black, "Online Again"; Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, "Young Berries"; Roberto Bolaño, "Five Poems"; Sam Lipsyte, "This Appointment Occurs in the Past"; Raúl Zurita, "The Pacific Is the Sky"; Ann Beattie, "The Astonished Woodchopper"; John Ashbery, "Three Poems"; Octavio Paz, "Target Practice"; Rich Cohen, "Pirate City"; Lucie Brock-Briodo, "Posthumous Seduction"; David Ferry, "That Now Are Wild and Do Not Remember"; Virgil, "From the 'Aeneid,' Book VI"; and J.D. Daniels, "Letter from Majorca."
"Turkey’s Crackdown Curiously Spares the Literary World" is from the December 04, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"The Long, Steady Decline of Literary Reading" is from the September 7, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christopher Ingraham and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
"Russia's Literary Icons, Explored on a Budget" is from the August 28, 2016 Travel section of The New York Times. It was written by Lucas Peterson and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
What if every book was worth reading? Not just the books with silver medallions on their covers, but every hardcover featured at Barnes & Noble, every paperback foisted upon you by a friend or a relative or even a stranger - what if they were all pretty good? That’s the sense one gets from Book Marks, a new “Rotten Tomatoes for Books” launched Tuesday by the literary culture site Lit Hub.
"John Colapinto Revives the Male-Centric Literary Sex Novel" is from the April 07, 2016, Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Steven Kurutz and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Geoffrey H. Hartman, Scholar Who Saw Literary Criticism as Art, Dies at 86" is from the March 20, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Margalit Fox and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Every 10 years, Granta Magazine dedicates a special issue celebrating the 20 best British novelists under the age of 40. Historically, the judges have chosen with remarkable prescience, accurately predicting the authors who will craft the future of British fiction. Barker, Barnes, Hollinghurst, Ishiguro, Mitchell, Rushdie, Smith, Tremain, Winterson - long before they were household names they were Granta Best of Young British Novelists. To borrow from The Observer, this is "a list that sets the literary agenda for a generation".
Botswana, 1976: Isaac Muthethe thinks he is dead. Smuggled across the border from South Africa in a hearse, he awakens covered in dust, staring at blue sky and the face of White Dog. Far from dead, he is, for the first time, in a country without apartheid. A medical student in South Africa, he was forced to flee after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force.
"Unexpectedly Stunning Work!"
Table of Contents: Alice Munro, "Circle of Prayer"; John Ash, "The Monuments"; Robert Bringhurst, "Sunday Morning"; Harold Brodkey, "On First Being Published"; Raymond Carver, "Two Poems"; Amy Clampitt, "Dorothy and William at Rydal Mount"; Alfred Corn, "Apartment on 22nd St."; Douglas Crase, "Theme Park"; James Dickey, "Spring Shock"; Tom Disch, "MCMLXXXIV"; Czelaw Milosz, "Lauda"; William Maxwell, "The Lily-White Boys"; Carlos Drummond de Andrade, "Song for That Man of the People Charlie Chaplin"; Jonathan Galassi, "Lateness"; Jim Gauer, "Will This Thought Do? "; Allen Ginsberg, "Quatrains"; Jorie Graham, "Description"; Linda Gregg, "Part of Me Wanting Everything to Live"; Barbara Guest, "The View from Kandinsky's Window"; Anthony Hecht, "Humoresque"; John Hollander, "By the Gulf" Nadine Gordimer, "Children with the House to Themselves"; and more.
Table of Contents: April Ayers Lawson, "Virgin"; Carol Muske-Dukes, "Condolence Note: Los Angeles"; Frederick Seidel, "Five Poems"; John Jeremiah Sullivan, "Mr. Lytle: An Essay"; Charles Harper Webb, "Sand Fish"; Sam Lipsyte, "The Worm in Philly"; Mark Ford, "Four Poems"; Lydia Davis, "Ten Stories from Flaubert"; Giacomo Leopardi, "Two Poems"; John Tranter, "Four Poems After Baudelaire"; Dorothea Lasky, "It's a Lonely World"; Daniel Bosch, "Solutions to Autumn"; and J.D. Daniels, "Letter from Cambridge."
Table of Contents: Ottessa Moshfegh, "A Dark and Winding Road"; Kevin Prufer, "How He Loved Them"; Jenny Offill, "Magic and Dread"; Susan Stewart, "Pine"; Hilda Hilst, "From Alcohologues"; J.D. Daniels, "Empathy"; Charlie Smith, "Bus to Tuxtla"; Monica Youn, "Two Poems"; Nell Freudenberger, "Hover"; Sylvie Baumgartel, "Two Poems"; Emily Moore, "Ghazal"; Rachel Cusk, "Outline: Part 1"; Linda Pastan, "Last Rites"; Lydia Davis, "The Seals"; and Ben Jahn, "Reborn."
Table of Contents: Joy Williams, "Making Friends"; Charles Baudelaire, "To the Reader"; Julio Cortázar, "Feuilletons from a Certain Lucas"; R.D. Pohl, "Was That the Moon?"; Gordon Lish, "How to Write a Poem"; Rainer Maria Rikle, "Requiem for a Friend"; Jamaica Kincaid, "What I Have Been Doing Lately"; James Fetler, "Wachtmann's Cubes"; Ray Russell, "A Note on the Type."
Table of Contents: Peter Matthiessen, "From Lost Man's River"; Yusef Komunyakaa, "Memory Cave"; Anne Babson Carter, "A Morning View of Bluehill Village"; Ben Downing, "The Calligraphy Shop"; Deborah Pease, "What Is the Word for Window"; Corey Marks, "American Monochrome"; David Yezzi, "Two Poems"; Wislawa Szymborska, "Negative"; Brad Davis, "Two Poems"; Joanie Mackowski, "Waiting"; Richard Kenney, "Venice and Mars"; Kate Walbert, "The Blue Hour"; John Updike, "Two Cunts in Paris"; Michael Blumenthal, "Falling Asleep at the Erotic Mozi"; Maura Stanton, "The Last Judgment"; Terese Svoboda, "Old God"; Kenneth Koch, "My Olivetti Speaks"; Rick Moody, "The Mansion on the Hill"; Elias Canetti, "Selected Notes from Hampstead"; Marilyn Hacker, "Two Poems"; Sidney Wade, "Three Poems"; Carol Vanderveer Hamilton, "Narcolepsy"; Clayton Eshleman, "Giverny"; Karl Kirchwey, "Syracuse"; Timothy Liu, "Three Poems"; and Jane Avrich, "The Great Flood."
Table of Contents: Denis Johnson, "Car-Crash While Hitchhiking"; Federico García Lorca, "Night"; Jorie Graham, "Spring"; Pamela White Hadas, "Rara Avis"; Charles Tomlinson, "Two Poems"; Brian Swann, "Exist"; Joyce Carol Oates, "Heat"; Carl Little, "Running Out of Ideas One Day"; Bin Ramke, "Two Poems"; Alan Williamson, "Love and the Soul"; Lawrence Raab, "Two Poems"; T. Coraghessan Boyle, "The Ape Lady in Retirement"; Marilyn Hacker, "Two Cities"; Aleksandar Ristovic, "Five Poems"; Edna O'Brien, "Dramas"; James Poolos, "For the Bloodline of a Shadow"; John Witte, "Two Poems"; James Cummins, "Three Poems"; and Sigmund Freud, "The Psychopathology of Everyday Life."
Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut's shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, what these superb stories share is Vonnegut's audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision.