popchartlab:
Perhaps unsurprisingly, diagramming the first line of One Hundred Years of Solitude is a suitably complex, tangled endeavor. Even more surprisingly, there is only one person named “Aureliano” in this sentence, and not like, 12.

popchartlab:

Perhaps unsurprisingly, diagramming the first line of One Hundred Years of Solitude is a suitably complex, tangled endeavor. Even more surprisingly, there is only one person named “Aureliano” in this sentence, and not like, 12.

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Book Review: Three Scenarios In Which Hana Sasaki Grows A Tail
Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail is a notable debut on two platforms. It is the first short story collection from writer Kelly Luce, whose sensibility and prose rings brilliant on the page. It is also the first book from publisher A Strange Object, co-founded by publishing veterans Callie Collins and Jill Meyers. Luce and her publishers have aligned a lovely and startling collection of short stories that readers will devour. I absolutely did. I fell in love with this book.
Continue reading at The Masters Review…

mastersreview:

Book Review: Three Scenarios In Which Hana Sasaki Grows A Tail

Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail is a notable debut on two platforms. It is the first short story collection from writer Kelly Luce, whose sensibility and prose rings brilliant on the page. It is also the first book from publisher A Strange Object, co-founded by publishing veterans Callie Collins and Jill Meyers. Luce and her publishers have aligned a lovely and startling collection of short stories that readers will devour. I absolutely did. I fell in love with this book.

Continue reading at The Masters Review…

Carmen Giménez Smith (via mttbll)

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I hate the term magic realism because it implies paradox, as if magic isn’t a part of realism when in fact it’s inside of the very threads of what’s real. It is not the magic world that is different, but the medium, the sensing apparatus. Realism is only half the story.

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Some people will do anything in the name of art. Performance artist Millie Brown has mastered the art of regurgitation, and we mean that literally. Brown’s work is called “Nexus Vomitus,” which involves Brown drinking colored milk and then spewing it back out onto white screens to an acoustic accompaniment of opera singers Patricia Hammond and Zita Syme.

Those of you who have seen Lady Gaga’s Moster Ball will already be familiar with Brown’s work. In a video interlude, Brown vomits color onto Gaga’s dress.

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The birth of a book. I find it mesmerizing.

Spell binding!

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Benjamin Percy, in this ass-kicking interview by Matt Bell (via tmdwrites)

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Story is boss. Story comes first and technique serves story. More than anything, I want to thrill my reader. I’ll do it in as artful manner possible, but my ultimate goal is simple, pure: get your heart slamming, wiggle you to edge of your seat, make you forget about this world and get caught up in another I built out of ink and paper.
chicagodibs:

Not so Cozy Coupe in Jefferson Park

chicagodibs:

Not so Cozy Coupe in Jefferson Park

What I want my alphabet to convey to the reader is the sensation that children feel in front of books they cannot yet understand.
Codex Seraphinianus – a remarkable surrealist encyclopedia of imaginary things, among the year’s best books.

What I want my alphabet to convey to the reader is the sensation that children feel in front of books they cannot yet understand.

Codex Seraphinianus – a remarkable surrealist encyclopedia of imaginary things, among the year’s best books.

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