Tag Archives: vladimir nabokov

Outer Space

“Don’t ask what I’d like to do to [Gene] Kelly with that stupid umbrella,” and more One Star Netflix Reviews. “For my next trick,” says Joseph Cornell, or Vladimir Nabokov, or Wes Anderson, “I have put the world into a box.” Your Poet: dispensable advice from a master (written, to this editor’s delight, by an […]

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 […]

Outer Space

The unquantifiable cuteness of these baby mythical creatures almost makes up for the omission of baby Cthulhu. Almost. “Get Your Midnight Book Release Costume Ready!” The DSM-V might not drop until May, but that’s no excuse to procrastinate. Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, Karen Berger, who has held the […]