Ryan Chapman

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Genres as Lenses: Namwali Serpell Interviewed by Ryan Chapman
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The Zambian novelist on using tropes to upend them, the power of mistakes, writing female desire, and more.

Gunnhild Øyehaug’s Wait, Blink by Ryan Chapman
Wait Blink

What kind of novel would you write if you had never read a novel before? Would it have the mounting tension of a campfire tale? The breathless cadence of fresh gossip shared with a best friend? If you’re Norwegian writer Gunnhild Øyehaug, you unspool 50,000 words with the inventiveness of Scheherazade and the guilelessness of a Red Bull–fueled, hyperarticulate ten-year-old. This is Wait, Blink.

A Panacea for Anti-Intellectualism: Martin Amis’s The Rub of Time by Ryan Chapman
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A new collection of criticism and reportage considers Trump, Bellow, and the pleasures of close reading.

Looking Back on 2017: Literature
Looking Back 2017 Literature

Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.

Studio Visit: Cy Gavin by Ryan Chapman
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Paint and plenty of fauna in a Dutchess County barn

National Disintegrations by Braden King
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Art and exchange in extraterritorial territories

Geoff Dyer by Ryan Chapman
Geoff Dyer Luxor Statues Two Angles

“I’m glad that the work is still proving elusive enough to resist attempts to gather it all up in a critical hamper or net.”

Scott Cheshire by Ryan Chapman
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“Post-love, post-work, post-faith, post-home. What’s left?”

César Aira’s The Musical Brain: And Other Stories by Ryan Chapman
Cesar Aira

César Aira’s first story collection to appear in the US follows the publication of ten short novels in nine years, all from New Directions.

Looking Back on 2014 #4
Vision Yellow

Selections by Kate Valk, Andrew Lampert, Tan Lin, Mary-Ann Monforton, and Ryan Chapman.

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