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Don’t Be a Jerk: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Part II)

(Read part I of this series) John Hanson (http://strawberryheritage.bandcamp.com/#) John Hanson is a bit of a polymath— founder of Lamp Light Music festival, guitarist, singer-songwriter, and photographer.  We first met while he was living in an old ballroom in Chicago playing in Photographers, an aptly named band, with Maren Celest (also from Michigan).  After a […]

The Hysterical Realism Reading List

First Wave: Vladimir Nabokov—Lolita (1955), Pale Fire (1962), Speak, Memory (1936-66), Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969) Thomas Pynchon—V. (1963) , Crying of Lot 49 (1966), Gravity’s Rainbow (1973), Mason & Dixon (1997), Against The Day (2006) William Gaddis—The Recognitions (1955), JR (1975), a Frolic of His Own (1994) John Barth—Fiction: the Sot-Weed Factor […]