Animating Tension: A Conversation with Leslie Jamison

LESLIE JAMISON IS NO STRANGER to tough questions. In fact, she’s undyingly attracted to them. Her three previous works — the novel The Gin Closet (2010), the essay collection The Empathy Exams (2014), and the memoir The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath (2018) — all deal explicitly with addiction, relationships, and other big, messy ideas. Her […] The post Animating Tension: A Conversation with Leslie Jamison appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-10-03 12:30:39 UTC ]
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I Spy Louise Fitzhugh: A Conversation with Leslie Brody

LESLIE BRODY’S new biography, Sometimes You Have to Lie, describes the life of Louise Fitzhugh, author of the classic children’s book Harriet the Spy. Originally published in 1964 by Harper and Row, Harriet has never been out of print and has inspired multiple adaptations and spin-offs,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Leslie Jamison: ‘I Was So Glad I Was Crying Over Something That Wasn’t a Man’

This week on The Maris Review, Leslie Jamison joins Maris Kreizman to discuss her latest collection, Make It Scream, Make It Burn, now available in paperback from Little, Brown. On how it’s okay to be obsessed with yourself: Leslie Jamison: I love how serious and passionate that my students are... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Books: Leslie Jamison, Meg Wolitzer, 'Russian Roulette’ and more in books

Hello readers! I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg — welcome to this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY With her last book “The Empathy Exams,” Leslie Jamison proved herself to be one of our most interesting thinkers. Now she turns to a familiar topic in “The Recovering: Intoxication and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Art as a “Catalyst for Conversations”: A Conversation with Philbrook Curator Susan Green, by Michelle Johnson

Culture Adrian Aguilera (Mexican, b. 1981) and Betelhem Makonnen (Ethiopian American, b. 1972), untitled (a flag for John Lewis or a green screen placeholder for an America that is yet to be), 2020 (installation view). Printed standard flag fabric,... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Manga, Novels, Anime, Games Mingle at Anime NYC 2019

Anime NYC 2019, held at the Javits Center November 15-17, expanded to fill the entire 410,000 square foot main exhibition floor of the convention center, with booths from anime, game, and manga companies and all kinds of merchandise. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Moomin Animations Make U.S. Debut at the National Children's Museum

Kids in the U.S. now have the opportunity to encounter Finnish author-artist Tove Jansson's Moomin stories in animated and illustrated format through “Moomin Animations–Thrills and Cuddles,” on display at the National Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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“Everything alive aches for more”: A Conversation with Kari Gunter-Seymour, Poet Laureate of Ohio, by Renee Shea

Interviews   Photo by Kari Gunter-Seymour / www.karigunterseymourpoet.com Kari Gunter-Seymour (b. 1955) is having a moment—soon to become two years of moments since she was appointed in June 2020 to a two-year term as the Poet Laureate of Ohio.... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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A World to Be Repaired: A Conversation with Dimitris Lyacos, by Toti O’Brien

Interviews Dimitris Lyacos with Marsias / Photo by Walter Melcher In 2019 I interviewed Dimitris Lyacos on the occasion of the US tour/launch of his trilogy, Poena Damni, which had been recently released in the English complete edition. When we... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Animals and humans on a collision course (sometimes literally)

Quirky tales of beasts just doing what comes naturally — and getting in our way. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Balancing on the Edge of Fashion and Art: A Conversation with Amber Ambrose Aurèle, by Margaret Larmuth

Culture Photo by Deborah Vaia Amber Ambrose Aurèle is a shoe designer, teacher, and art historicist. In 2012 she graduated as one of the first-generation Master Shoe Design at ArtEZ Fashion Masters. She searches for the boundaries between fashion... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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China market turns frosty for Taiwan books, as tensions rise

These days, just being an author from Taiwan could dash your chances of getting a book published in China Continue reading at ABC News

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Keeping a Critical Eye on Brazil: A Conversation with Emilio Fraia, by Anderson Tepper

Interviews Emilio Fraia’s Sevastopol, out this summer from New Directions, is the sort of book that beguiles and dazzles in equal measure. Consisting of three disparate stories—of a mountain climber attempting to scale Mt. Everest, a mysterious loner... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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The long tension between the Second Amendment and Black gun ownership

The amendment wasn’t written with African Americans in mind, Carol Anderson argues. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Summit coverage highlights the tension between global and domestic affairs

This weekend, global leaders of the seven wealthy democratic nations known as the G-7—the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the UK—met for their annual summit, along with leaders from Australia, India, South Korea, and South Africa. Those who spent the past year heralding the... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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Poetry and Nursing in the Filipino Diaspora: A Conversation with Romalyn Ante, by Marianne Chan

Interviews Photo by Oluwaseyi Johnson / Unsplash I was lucky to meet Romalyn Ante when I was invited to read at a virtual event organized by R. A. Villanueva and hosted by Books Are Magic in August 2020. Ante was the guest of honor at the event,... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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“Silence Became My Mother Tongue”: A Conversation with Sulaiman Addonia, by Anderson Tepper

Interviews Photo of Sulaiman Addonia by Alexander Meeus. For me, one of the most astounding books of this past year—which may have slipped your attention due to the pandemic—was Silence Is My Mother Tongue, the second novel by Ethiopian Eritrean... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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How a decades-long conversation shaped the young United States

Akhil Reed Amar celebrates the debates that led to revolt, the Constitution and U.S. law. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Reimagining the Classics: A Conversation with Publisher Ilan Stavans, by Jenna Tang

Interviews Since 2015, award-winning Restless Books publisher Ilan Stavans has been immersed in bringing the literary classics to new audiences through Restless Classics. These editions come with introductions by prominent diverse writers from around... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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How an L.A. animator launched a graphic novel about anti-Asian hate

Aminder Dhaliwal's second book, 'Cyclopedia Exotica,' which began on Instagram, depicts one-eyed people who are fetishized, harassed and undervalued. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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