Posts Tagged: Lev Grossman
DON’T MISS OUR BOOKEND EVENTS! On Monday, 9/12, The Rumpus and the Brooklyn Book Festival present the New York premiere of After Adderall, the new feature film from Stephen Elliott. Videology, 7 p.m., free.
And on Friday, 9/16, Molly Crabapple, Stephanie Danler, Eliah Eason, Yahdon Israel, Morgan Jerkins, and Matthew Yeager celebrate Dark Nights, Bright Words with The Rumpus and H.I.P....more
Saturday 6/20: Paige Taggart, Rickey Laurentiis, Jackie Clark, Dawn Raffel, Kait Heacock, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Naomi Extra, Kashana Cauley, Mensah Demary, Ryan Sartor, Mack Gelber, Tracy O’Neill, Niina Pollari, and many others join POPSICKLE 2015, the celebration of Brooklyn’s poetry communities....more
Lola Calise, Ian McLellan Davis, Lilya Davis, Morgan Forbes, and Hannah McMurray launch Issue 6 of harlequin creatures....more
Saturday 12/20: Adam Gopnik, Mike Albo, Jami Attenberg, Charles Bock, Alexander Chee, Scott Cheshire, Ashley Ford, Lev Grossman, Rahawa Haile, Jazmine Hughes, Leslie Jamison, Bennett Madison, Ayana Mathis, Eileen Myles, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Rob Spillman, Emma Straub, J....more
The success of The Magicians trilogy stems in part from its self-awareness. Lev Grossman wields his familiarity with fantasy genre fiction to critique and alter the usual formula. So why do his female characters all serve the same purpose?
…he’d almost certainly be familiar with the infamous tradition of “Women in Refrigerators,” coined by comic fan Gail Simone in 1999: It means, basically, that female characters are often killed off or otherwise grotesquely traumatized (raped, tortured, paralyzed, stripped of superpowers, etc.) to motivate angst on the part of male leads.
I always think of you as a more novelistic novelist than I am. I’m not predisposed to like poetry. I’m not the kind of person who thinks of poetry as charming or who says of something, “it’s like poetry,” as a turn of phrase.
Lev Grossman has given the Harry Potter series an inspirational nod more than once, and he does it again over at Vulture. But he’s just as fond of The Bourne Identity, Marcel Proust, and the music of Metric:
I don’t always listen to music when I’m writing, but when I do listen to music, I listen to Metric.
After a month of victories and losses and thrilling deliberation, the Morning News‘s Tournament of Books has chosen a champion: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson!
The harrowing, North Korea–set epic beat out The Fault in Our Stars by John Green in the final round by a score of 14 to 3....more
Book hype comes in all forms.
There was the Gary Shteyngart humor, Wayne Koestenbaum’s instructional vlog series and now the literary music video! The inspiration is Lev Grossman’s new book, The Magician King (the follow-up to The Magicians) which has been sitting atop bookstore shelves for only a day!...more