I’m one of the counselors at Lit Camp, at Esalen this year.
There was a recent examination of John Darnielle’s novel Wolf in White Van published in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin–focused primarily on the accuracy of regional locations talked about in that book–with a mention of JL’s forthcoming The Feral Detective. Your Aggregator highly recommends Wolf in White Van, as well as the music of The Mountain Goats, and looks forward to the examination of Feral by the same writer in The Daily Bulletin.
JL has a very wonderful, brief tribute to the late writer, alongside Gary Shteyngart and Louise Erdrich, in The New Yorker. Also, all the books mentioned in it are wonderful, but especially The Street of Crocodiles, the titular story of which was adapted into one of the greatest short films you will ever see.
And read American Pastoral.
On May 1, a new book about Philip Ashforth Coppola, who has been trying to preserve the art of the New York Subway system by recreating them in drawings, will be published by Princeton Architectural Press, with a Foreword by Jonathan Lethem. It looks like a real keeper.
In the Netherlands, Dissident Gardens has been translated into an actual garden.
Why, thank you Chronic City! The feeling is mutual!
Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the dayshift.
Thirty years of vomiting cats and they put you in the Beinecke Library.