Posts Tagged: paul la farge

Notable NYC: 5/6–5/12

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Saturday 5/6: Jennifer E. Smith presents Windfall. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Carmen Giménez Smith and Aldrin Valdez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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Notable NYC: 3/4–3/10

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Saturday 3/4: Peter Blackstock, senior editor at Grove Atlantic, curates Queer as Volk as part of the Festival Neue Literatur. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m, free. Timothy Liu and Christopher Salerno launch new books of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Michael Nicoloff and Christopher Stackhouse join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. […]

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Mindless Clickers

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Writing for Nautilus, Paul La Farge argues that it’s not the Internet’s fault we are mindless clickers: There’s no question that digital technology presents challenges to the reading brain, but, seen from a historical perspective, these look like differences of degree, rather than of kind. To the extent that digital reading represents something new, its […]

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A Novel with a Novel Website

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Paul La Farge’s novel is coming to your local bookseller’s shelves soon. Luminous Airplanes, is about a man cleaning up his deceased grandfather’s home. His book’s got an accompanying website with sample passages and new material, in the spirit of crafty, innovative internet usage. On the website, the story branches out in new directions, beyond […]

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Fiction by La Farge

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The long short-story is not a particularly popular form, but Paul La Farge packs life into exactly that bag. It’s a bag Kafka and Chekov used with gusto–think of the Metamorphosis or The Duel. In Bleak College Days, La Farge too stakes out territory at the wind-buffeted border between the short story and the novel. […]

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