Taking a Cannon to the Canon
If you had to remove a book from the literary canon, which one would you choose? And what would you replace it with? Ian and Greg discuss their picks in the latest episode
of the Switchback Podcast. (Before talking about science fiction for a while.)
A Little Lumpen Novelita: A Review
contributing editor Colter Ruland reviews Roberto Bolaño's A Little Lumpen Novelita (New Directions),
placing the novel in the larger context of Bolaño's other works: "It fits right into the 'Bolañoverse', a dark fictional realm of twentieth-century decay replete with poet-gangsters, psychological suspense, horror tropes, dark smoky atmospheres, heightened sexuality, and lots and lots of murder. Yet the restraint in Lumpen
is astonishing, making it both the most and least Bolañoesque novel I've yet to read." Keep reading here!