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Dances with Concepts: a Conversation with Sam Lipsyte [Part 1 of 2]

You get stories that weave in and out of each other and contradict each other and create new narratives. That’s more exciting to me than one long story with a message of, say, capitalism is bad or war is deplorable. We know that — let’s dance with those concepts and see what else happens. I’ll […]

The Fun Parts Here

Let’s talk about cosmology for a second. You can sometimes glimpse it in a fiction writer’s language, see those nebulae effervescing as the characters attract and repel—or in Sam Lipsyte’s case with the Fun Parts, verbally (and sometimes physically) (but not literally) ripping each other new assholes. The ebb and flow of Lipsyte’s universe is one […]