Posts Tagged: Sean Carswell

Notable Los Angeles: 8/14–8/20

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Monday 8/14: WRITE CLUB Los Angeles Chapter 66: Strange Magick. Featuring readings by Yasamin Safarzadeh, Anahita Safarzadeh, Justin Welborn, Raven Mystere, Marc Rigaud, and Vincent Lacey. Hosted by Paula Killen, Justin Wellborn, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. $10–20/pay what you can. Michelle Kuo discusses and signs Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a […]

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Writing the Ukulele

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Over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, Steph Cha talks to Sean Carswell about his new collection of short stories, The Metaphysical Ukulele, and his writing process. Carswell recalls: Every time I thought about consciously writing a collection, it stopped being fun. After five or six years, though, I had a dozen stories. All […]

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Pynchon’s Dirty Secret

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But I don’t want to talk about dick jokes, here. I want to talk about Pynchon’s love stories. Sean Carswell, sometimes Pynchon scholar, writes about the part of Pynchon no one really talks about: cheesy love stories. Specifically referencing Roger and Jessica from Pynchon’s most well-known book, Gravity’s Rainbow, Carswell talks about the mirror provided for […]

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