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Blake Butler

http://www.gillesdeleuzecommittedsuicideandsowilldrphil.com/

Blake Butler lives in Atlanta. His third book, There Is No Year, is forthcoming April 2011 from Harper Perennial.

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Random / 11 Comments
October 24th, 2014 / 2:41 pm

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10 mil, bro? The ceiling of a ‘serious author”s potential net worth is 10 mil, it seems. Do kids investing their monies into grad school to learn to type good know about that? I imagine guy owns a lot of Abercrombie and Fitch stock. Does Abercrombie sell stock? Maybe Baby Gap. I don’t know. What do you guys think Franzen’s biggest asset may be? Where would you, a serious author, invest¬†all that money to grow it into enough money to end up even higher in the ranks on celebrity worth dot com?

I just now realized the volume indicator on my computer appears embedded into the screenshot. Was I turning up or turning down?

It’s Friday, fuck books, listen to Discordance Axis.

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Behind the Scenes / 116 Comments
December 15th, 2013 / 4:45 pm

How many literary institutions spam you weekly, or even many times a week? And which? And for what?

Jamie Iredell was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac

Now available for preorder from Future Tense¬†(and for a limited time in hardcover) is freaky Jamie Iredell’s newest, an essay collection with the uncanny title, I was A Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac, funded by its even more uncanny cover:

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Iredell’s essays never shy from getting up in the face of the nasty phases of one’s life, and how those phases make you into someone wiser, grateful to have survived. This book goes hard.

For a taste, check out his body-image-catalogying essay “Fat” at the Rumpus.

Author News / No Comments
October 24th, 2013 / 2:10 pm

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Dance of Reality

23 years

Film / 6 Comments
May 20th, 2013 / 10:50 am

Spring Breakers?

Anybody else not that big of a fan of Spring Breakers? I didn’t hate it, but I also never felt that excited by it. It felt more like watching MTV mimicking Korine’s prior styles, which I guess is maybe part of the point, but if so I don’t care for the point. I imagine if it’d been listed as directed by Todd Phillips, and that doesn’t seem impossible, no one would have given it a second thought. Having seen Holy Motors shortly after, I can’t help thinking I wish that had been Korine’s next film somehow, at least in breadth.

Film / 61 Comments
April 8th, 2013 / 5:23 pm

Mark Zuckerberg on Writing

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“The goal wasn’t to make a huge community site; it was to make something where you can type in someone’s name and find out a bunch of information on them.”

“I just think people have a lot of fiction… I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.”

“A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.”

“The only meat I eat is from animals I’ve killed myself.”

Craft Notes / 8 Comments
February 18th, 2013 / 3:13 pm