Jan 7, 2013 @ 12:13:00 am
Master blurber (and documentary subject) Gary Shteyngart.
There’s a copy of Rick Moody’s Purple America for sale on E-Bay, and it’s not just any old copy. “THIS BOOK WAS OWNED BY BERNIE MADOFF,” the seller boasts.
The Penguin Press has announced its plans to publish Thomas Pynchon’s new novel, The Bleeding Edge. Publication date TBA. Meanwhile, rumors are swirling that the reclusive author “may be working” with director Paul Thomas Anderson on the director’s forthcoming film adaptation of Pynchon’s 2009 novel, Inherent Vice.
At The Awl, Maud Newton looks to novelist Muriel Spark’s characters for advice for the coming year. Insomniacs, take note of this bit of wisdom from Spark’s Ms. Hawkins: "Insomnia is not bad in itself. You can lie awake at night and think; the quality of insomnia depends entirely on what you decide to think of. Can you decide to think?— Yes you
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