Tweed's Book Blog

Iphigenia Among the Taurians by Euripides

Iphigenia

It’s telling when two new translations of Eurpides share coveted New Fiction table space at McNally Jackson, arguably New York City’s hippest independent bookstore.

A Distant Father by Antonio Skarmeta

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He creates impressive images with a few phrases, meaning he knows how to use language without overusing language and that’s not surprising, since Skarmeta is the author of Il Postino, which was made into that delightful movie you saw, or should have seen.

Green Girl by Kate Zambreno

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We’re never far from a screen in which we might pluck a scrap of identity, represent a tidy image of the self, be watched.

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor

Brave Man

A Brave Man certainly shares ideas with William Gaddis’ masterpiece The Recognitions, as well as Thomas Pynchon’s V.: the relentless and manic appearance of coincidence, the skewering of the latest art scene and inevitable hanger-ons, and ultimately the questioning of what truly constitutes art.

Inside Madeleine by Paula Bomer

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It might be best to imagine Bomer’s characters as moths endlessly flying toward the flickering blue neon light of a bug-zapper. Desire inevitably leads to futility.

Animals in Motion by David Ryan

Animals in Motion

Why this is worth mentioning right off is because of how defiant, challenging, wandering, and against grain the stories in David Ryan’s collection are; they possess equal parts quirk and depth—and these are the same attributes necessary for a printing press in our current market to maintain.

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Issue #2 Features:
Reza Aslan
Lydia Davis
C.K. Williams
Siri Hustvedt
Amy Grace Loyd
Dale Jamieson
Lipika Pelham
Daniel Bevacqua
Juan Pablo Roncone
Nicole Treska

Artwork by:
Lisa Alonzo
Matthew Brandt
Kevin Cooley
Alan Cote

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Featuring:
Edwidge Danticat
Lydia Davis
John Freeman
Charles Simic
Joyce Carol Oates
David James Poissant
Nelly Reifler
Naveen Kishore
Sjón
Raymond Strom
Justin Taylor
Dale Jamieson
Bonnie Nadzam

Artwork by:
Edward Burtynsky
Bill Richards
Mark Steinmetz
Drew Tal
Johan Van Mullem
Eric Zener