March 4th, 2009 / 5:35 pm
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Issue 15 of TQC now live

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Scott Esposito has published the latest issue of The Quarterly Conversation, the contents of which are pretty fine this time around and include an editorial on the ‘demise’ of publishing, an intro to e-lit, a contest to give away $60 dollars worth of books, and many book reviews. Karen Vanuska’s review of Oblomov encouraged me to expand my Russian reading list.

I’m still reading the issue, but thought I should mention a personal highlight: HTMLGIANT friend¬†Matt Bell‘s essay on Brian Evenson’s Last Days and Dark Property. Despite my having read little Evenson, the essay carried me along without giving away too much. I thought Bell neatly works through the two books, and his analysis made me wish I had more than The Wavering Knife and The Open Curtain sitting on my shelves.

 

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8 Comments

  1. davidpeak

      love the russians. recommend these as well, if you haven’t already read them. tend to get ignored or overshadowed by the bigger books like master and margarita.

      sunstroke by ivan bunin
      envy by yuri olesha
      the foundation pit by andrey platonov

      they’re all equally excellent.

  2. davidpeak

      love the russians. recommend these as well, if you haven’t already read them. tend to get ignored or overshadowed by the bigger books like master and margarita.

      sunstroke by ivan bunin
      envy by yuri olesha
      the foundation pit by andrey platonov

      they’re all equally excellent.

  3. Ryan Call

      thanks david

  4. Ryan Call

      thanks david

  5. Ken Baumann

      Great issue.

  6. Ken Baumann

      Great issue.

  7. davidpeak

      forgot school for fools by sasha sokolov. good for any joyce enthusiasts. pretty much all internal, brilliant language.

      i am replying to myself.

  8. davidpeak

      forgot school for fools by sasha sokolov. good for any joyce enthusiasts. pretty much all internal, brilliant language.

      i am replying to myself.