Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

A Chat With Kill Shakespeare Writers Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery

Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, the Canadian creators and writers of the comic book Kill Shakespeare, are speaking tomorrow at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The two answered some occasionally tongue-in-cheek questions before their local appearance.
Washington City Paper: Can you sum up your comic book for us in a short paragraph?
Anthony Del Col: Kill Shakespeare is [...]

Craigslist Essay Contest Offers Last Chance for Ticket to Friday’s Sold-Out Felice Brothers Show

The Felice Brothers, a brawling quintet of whiskeybreath folk-rockers from upstate New York, are all about reckless energy on stage. But the band members also have a literary streak, said James Felice, the band’s hefty, hirsute keyboardist/accordionist, when I interviewed him last year. “Faulkner, Hemingway, McCarthy, Thomas Pyncheon, Russian literature… Just anything we can get [...]

Reviewed: The Return by Roberto Bolaño

A vibrating porn star. A petty henchman in love with his crime boss’ long-jumping girlfriend. Two Chileans arguing about knives. These are the kind of unexpected and darkly flawed characters that litter the short stories of Roberto Bolaño’s collection, The Return, which is newly translated by Chris Andrews.
These masterful works are haunting snapshots of the [...]