Posts Tagged: blake butler

Word of the Day: Periculous

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(adj.); dangerous or full of peril; from the latin periculum (“an attempt, risk”) I’m normal. I live in a nice apartment. I think one thing [guys like Burroughs] didn’t have that I have is the Internet. The Internet is the biggest conduit of psychic violence since television. –Blake Butler, in an interview with The Believer […]

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Notable NYC: 10/11–10/17

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Saturday 10/11: The New Yorker Festival, around town, $35 and up. Cristina Moracho launches Althea and Oliver, a novel about two friends. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 10/12: The New Yorker Festival, around town, $35 and up. The Singapore Literature Festival. McNally Jackson, 6 p.m., free. Amy Jo Burns reads Cinderland (October 2014), a memoir […]

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The Unblinking Eye

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At The Awl, Blake Butler reflects on attachment to the Internet world (and the machines with which we enter) as well as the meaning of obsession. “It seems too late for any of this to be stopped. Even making aimed attempts to avoid these machinations and the silent spread seems bent against a thing that […]

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Blake Butler on Submissions

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At The Awl, Blake Butler has let us in on a little secret: he’s posted a spreadsheet with every piece of writing he’s submitted from 2006 to 2008. It’s an impressively long list that includes where the piece(s) were submitted and whether they were accepted or rejected. Along with talent and good writing, the key […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Blake Butler

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Blake Butler is the author of There Is No Year (Harper Perennial, 2011), Scorch Atlas (Featherproof Books, 2010), and Ever (Calamari Press, 2009). He is the editor of HTMLGIANT, Lamination Colony, and No Colony. His writing has appeared widely online and in print, including in The Believer, Unsaid, Fence, and the New York Tyrant, and has been shortlisted in The […]

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