Posts Tagged: Diane Williams
Ena Brdjanovic describes the commanding, performative, discomfiting, and off-kilter folk tale qualities of Diane Williams’s recent story collection:
In sum, the 40 short stories of Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine amount to a collage of beautifully trimmed and perplexing details, of moments that make us feel alien in a world we so readily recognize.
“I said that literature ought not to be the haven for tea time conversation, for polite speech—that most of us are nearly obliterated by all of our opportunities for polite speech, that without the resources of dreams and literature—and psychoanalysis for the lucky few—the consequences are surely dire.”...more
We are excited to announce that this month’s Rumpus Book Club selection is Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty by Diane Williams. You can get a sneak peek of four of the book’s stories over at McSweeney’s. Join the Book Club to get in on the action and read all fifty short stories, which “hum with tension, each one so taut that it threatens to snap and send the whole thing sprawling.”...more
This week in New York NOON launches Issue 9 with a reading and party, a reading by notable New Yorkers of stories on their first time in New York, Maile Chapman and Ethan Nosowsky converse, Synesthesia–a game of artistic telephone–begins, and PopRally helps you silksreen record sleeves while listening to Real Estate live....more