Cluuuuuute!

No knock on anyone else, but until you’ve been read by John Clute you might not have been read at all. John Clute review

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Talking With Kleffel About Talking With Rickels

  I always look forward to seeing Rick Kleffel in San Francisco. It’s one of the best conversations a writer on book tour could hope for, and he and I have been carrying it on intermittently for two decades now. Kleffel talk.

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Resistance.

My piece on the wake of the election, from the LRB: The LRB “Diary” piece, possibly going behind a paywall. It compared our current situation to a Philip K. Dick novel, among other things. Then I added a postscript, here: “Resistance” Lit, from the NBCC

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My archive at Yale

Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the dayshift. Thirty years of vomiting cats and they put you in the Beinecke Library. Read more.

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The Secret History Of Everything

If the first paragraph of this article were the start of an Adam Curtis film, it would begin with a flat, declarative statement. Something like: “This is a film about a curious afternoon in the summer of 2016, when an American novelist pretending to be a journalist went to meet a British journalist who wanted

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Interview with Electric Lit

Jonathan Lethem’s Expat Twilight Zone Talking fathers, mind-readers & anarchist hamburger joints with the author of the new novel, A Gambler’s Anatomy Interview with Electric Lit.

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