Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Reading: The Things I've Read Update

  • The Paris Review Interviews, vol. I
  • Charles D'Ambrosio's The Dead Fish Museum


I wish the old Paris Review Writers at Work series were still in print, because completeness would be nice, but these new collections of the interviews are decent enough. Essential, really, if you're into this kind of thing. Some of these interviews (which are not really interviews, as they're crafted and revised by the subjects after the actual conversations) are themselves literature.

Charles D'Ambrosio? Charles Daaammmmnnn-brosio. I think I'm getting the hang of this blogging thing. This is a really solid collection, in the vein of Tobias Wolff, shorter Richard Ford, Ann Beattie, et al. Not a stinker in the lot. Here's a free sampler I like a lot: "The High Divide."

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