I say something about the time and he replies, “I cannot sleep in this lifeless room, I can’t, I can’t. I won’t. You can’t make me.”
On Barbara Comyns’s Our Spoons Came From Woolworths
It’s a rare delight when a film makes a little-known, hermetic community that is bristling with traditions, customs, rules, and regulations come alive, transcending that subculture through its humanity.
Caveh Zahedi chats about pools and poetry, the analogy of marriage and yoga, and his controversial recent film The Sheik and I.
This First Proof contains two short stories by Vestal McIntyre.
A psychoanalyst interacts with three people: his wife, Akiko, and two patients: Kat, whom he also calls The Cutter, and David Swancourt. He receives these patients in his new office, Spells.
This First Proof contains the short story “Ventriloquy.”
This First Proof contains the story “Mrs. Dellums Speaks.”
In the first installment in BOMB’s Fiction for Driving Across America series, Peter Orner reads his short story “Herb and Rosalie Swanson at the Cocoanut Grove,” published in BOMB 103’s literary supplement, First Proof.
Two decades after it happened Herb Swanson began to tell it at dinner parties.
They have separate alarm clocks on their nightstands because she always needs to be 10 minutes ahead of him.
In the afternoons Ghy and I carry our tea out to the screened-in porch. We cut sandwich rounds—using shot glasses to make perfect circles—and stack them with cucumber slices and homemade mayonnaise, tomato and whatever cheese is handy.
Justin Peters is told by his department how he must teach the Great Books course he has been assigned.
On a freakishly warm Saturday last November, a day when children pulled out their sand pails and last summer’s shorts, and overdressed parents stripped off layer after layer of their own clothes, revealing pale, hairy bodies meant to be concealed at this time of year,
Jonathan Franzen and I conducted this interview at his dining room table, in his apartment on the Upper East Side, one morning in the early part of summer.