“Comedy is a great vehicle for spreading the bad news about who we are. It’s also a mercy killing of the resistance that springs up whenever we’re forced to look at ourselves.”
Fiona Maazel on her second novel, Woke Up Lonely, and how its apocalyptic themes of loneliness and emotional isolation are reflected in its unique, fractured structure.
“You can renovate your soul and change your behavior and lie to yourself, but maybe the face is the last frontier of truth. There’s only so much that plastic surgery can do for you.”
BOMB Magazine celebrating the publication of BOMB #104 and its all-new pull-out literary supplement, First Proof with Park Lit, one of NYC’s best annual summer reading series.
I have some problems and here is one: My friend who’s a vegetarian, I forgot and bought her a rotisserie bird, which I dismembered on her coffee table at three a.m.
I have seen Barry Hannah’s books in apartments, in libraries, and over a shoulder in a subway car. And I’ve noticed that the books are usually crammed with marginalia.