1. Scott Lindenbaum of Electric Literature gave us a reading list.
Currently reading: The Halfway House by Guillermo Rosales (translated by Anna Kushner)
Some really good books:
Jernigan by David Gates
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Distant Star by Robeto Bolano
Molloy by Samuel Beckett
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
Jerusalem by Goncalo M. Tavares
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thompson
Civilwarland in Bad Decline by George Saunders
Project X by Jim Shepard
Slouching Toward Bethlehem by Joan Didion
The Skin by Curzio Malaparte
Ablutions by Patrick deWitt
2. Electric Literature is having a blowout
Also, Rick Moody and Myla Goldberg.
When: May 7th @7pm
Where: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker St. in NYC)
What: The Golden Palominos will reunite and play their first show in more than 2 decades. This is the 1985-87, Syd Straw Palominos, who recorded “Blast of Silence” and “Visions of Excess.” Sticking to our literary roots, Rick Moody’s band, The Wingdale Community Singers, and Myla Goldberg’s band, The Walking Hellos will be opening the night ($15).
ALL ATTENDEES GET A FREE COPY OF THE WALKING HELLOS’ NEW CD!