May 12, 2011 @ 4:00:00 am
At NYRB, Tim Parks has written an insightful and entertaining blog post about why Swiss author Peter Stamm is interesting to people outside his native country, and why Jonathan Franzen is not. “For the American reader there is the pleasure of recognizing the interiors Franzen so meticulously describes. Not so for the Italian, or German, or Frenchman, who simply struggles through lists of alien bric-a-brac.”
Conde Nast and Hearst have both made deals with Apple to sell magazine subscriptions in the iTunes store. But “why isn’t Time Inc. on board yet?”
Sorry for participating in "human database" behavior, but note to the New York Observer: It’s Thomas Bernhard, not “Bernhardt”...
The New York Public Library’s main research branch is about to celebrate its one-hundredth birthday, so they’re putting together an
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