Posts Tagged: The Flame Alphabet

The Rumpus Interview with Peter Mendelsund

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Writer, designer, and thinker Peter Mendelsund talks about book design, the tangled process of reading and perception, and his two new books, Cover and What We See When We Read.

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Ben Marcus Reading Tonight

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Ben Marcus will read from his new novel The Flame Alphabet at City Lights Bookstore. Tonight, 7 p.m. “The Flame Alphabet invites the question: What is left of civilization when we lose the ability to communicate with those we love? Both morally engaged and wickedly entertaining, a gripping page-turner as strange as it is moving, […]

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Ben Marcus Talks Speech Fever

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SF Weekly interviews Ben Marcus about his new novel The Flame Alphabet, which we reviewed last week. “I’m drawn to the ways that family members can speak to each other. It’s safer within a family, in general, to say the worst things, and get away with it. Some families do that as a matter of […]

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Speech Fever

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Ben Marcus’ fourth novel, The Flame Alphabet, uses well-worn myths as a way to expose and explore the pressing questions that we often forget thrum at the heart of our most common traditions and rituals.

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