The Art of the Sentence: “As I Lay Dying.”

The always-wonderful Tin House blog recently featured a nice post by Shane Jones on a single haunting sentence from Faulker’s As I Lay Dying: Few single lines have haunted me more than this one, first read during a snow storm when I was twenty years old and living in Buffalo. I remember lying on my dorm room bed […]

JJS on William Faulkner

The always insightful John Jeremiah Sullivan turns in a piece for the New York Times about William Faulkner, race, and Absalom, Absalom—as it turns out, it’s to be part of the introduction to the new volume of the novel. JJS’s analysis is astute. I read this impenetrable book a few years ago, and probably would […]

Anxiety is Omnivorous; or, Can Reading Ever Be Bad For You?

I would recommend  this fantastic piece over at Guernica. It’s about the anxiety of the writer Daniel Smith, which prompts many questions about anxiety generally. Somehow I missed this one (it was published a little less than a month ago). But it’s a must-read. Smith has written about anxiety for the New York Times and has a forthcoming […]