Posts Tagged: Tom McCarthy

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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Narrowly Avoiding the Spotlight

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It took me nearly twenty years and the power of a fine film to fully realize what happened to me in the confessional was an inappropriate act by an adult against a child.

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Rewrite, Reboot, Remix

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Rewriting the classics has become a stale and risk-averse strategy. But that shouldn’t spoil the fun of our larger culture of remixing.

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Fragility of Antiquity

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Adam Flemming Petty writes over on Electric Literature about the literature of ruins: This perception of antiquities as fragile rather than permanent, and all the more affecting for their fragility, is common in literature. Writers have often found their imaginations piqued when encountering the broken, the cracked, the falling-apart. The stories that ruins tell are […]

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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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For Real

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Time and again we hear about a new desire for the real, about a realism which is realistic set against an avant-garde which isn’t, and so on. In his new essay over at the London Review of Books, Tom McCarthy looks at the new meanings of terms such as “the real”, “realism” and “reality” within […]

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Digital Age Changes Writing

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Technology has changed the way writers write, and that change is not just about the rise of e-books. Composition in a digital world is much more malleable and fluid, and changes in methodology alter the structure of sentences and words. Author Tom McCarthy tells the Guardian: Writing with word processors has given a new organisation […]

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Tom McCarthy Interview

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Interview Magazine talks with Tom McCarthy about his novels Remainder, C, and Men in Space (which we reviewed today). Additional topics include McCarthy’s “detour through the art world” and founding membership in the International Necronautical Society, as well as his thoughts on reading while writing. “What’s going on in a literary work are other literary things […]

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C

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Today, in Book Review, John Wilwol reviews Tom McCarthy’s latest novel, C, recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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Tye Pemberton: The Last Book I loved, Remainder

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Tom McCarthy’s Remainder was a bit of a darkhorse darling when it first arrived on the scene, enjoying attention from everyone and their mother, the latter of whom rightly celebrated it and nearly exhausted it, marking it as possibly “one of the great English novels of the past ten years.” I can do nothing much […]

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