On the day of POTUS 45’s inauguration, alt-right front man Richard Spencer was punched in the face during an interview for Australian television.
“Crises always present a moral dilemma—how are we to behave virtuously, and still manage to survive?”
B.C. Edwards reviews Max Schaefer’s Children of the Sun which is absolutely not a book about gay British neo-Nazis
Originally published posthumously and recently reprinted by Melville House, The Drinker is Hans Fallada’s brutal account of provincial German shopkeeper Erwin Sommer’s loss of a business client, refusal to admit this to his wife, lightning-fast descent into sordid alcoholism, and incarceration in prison and an insane asylum.
Adorno wrote that there could be no lyric poetry after Auschwitz; Duchamp made art an afterword.
Excerpt from Roberto Bolaño’s La lituratura Nazi en America, “Juan Mendiluce Thompson: Buenos Aires, 1920–Buenos Aires, 1991”. Translation by Esther Allen.
As I reread the pages that follow I do not know anymore whether this is truth or fiction.
German novelist Gregor Von Rezzori on his masterpiece, The Death of My Brother Abel, the decline of postwar Europe, and the insurmountable influence of Nabokov.