lapham’s quarterly

Death x 3: Frances Bay, Curtis White on lit’s (lack of) future, & “Why Originality Isn’t All That Important”

1. Charles Napier isn’t the only one who’s left us: Frances Bay passed away last month. No creamed corn was served at her memorial service.

2. My mentor Curtis White wrote something pretty pessimistic at Lapham’s Quarterly about the future of literature.

3. I wrote something a little more optimistic about why originality isn’t all that important.

Roundup / 25 Comments
October 8th, 2011 / 8:42 pm

Vonnegut Gives a Free Creative Writing Lesson From the Grave

I suggest all you Harper’s/New Yorker haters get on Lewis Lapham’s Quaterly boat. Personally, I can’t believe I’ve been out to sea so long since parting ways with The Believer, although I do still find myself running fuzzy fingers sidelong across her stilted bow anytime I see one in port.

Anyway, so umm… O yeah click of his graph for Vonnegut’s writing lesson, in which he compares the plight & plot of protagonists in popular books, film & teevee, to that of Cinderella, Gregor Samsa & the kingshit himself, Hamlet.


Craft Notes / 20 Comments
April 13th, 2011 / 12:15 pm

I Like What The Hell Is Going On Over Here

Mark Newgarden (Click through for to make bigger)

Jean-Luc Godard just might accept//that fucking Oscar//after all.

You need to go outside, says Lapham’s — they says a lot of good things to say.

Reading back issues of the NY Times, found this great little Glenn gem.

Who doesn’t believe in intellectual property? Jean-Luc Godard.

Roundup / 63 Comments
September 14th, 2010 / 3:36 pm

Friends Lovers Family

From Lapham’s Quarterly, via Chris DeWeese

Uncategorized / 43 Comments
May 18th, 2010 / 1:39 pm