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 […]
Mi Hermano – Junot Díaz at the 92nd Street Y
My father is not a fan of fiction. The implications of this could be cruel and boring – the most onerous of Künstlerroman clichés – but there is no Oedipal struggle for recognition in my family. It is just that my father – who is well read in the Classics, as well as mid-century American […]
A Brief Conversation with Junot Diaz
Anobium contributor Benjamin Schachtman recently caught up with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Drown, and many others. His new book of short stories, This is How You Lose Her, is due for release this fall.