I’m standing by books because they offer writers the space to dig in, to see if formal innovations and experiments can hold up, and provide the space for authors to take ideas to their limits.
I think that writing becomes significant through labor. The cherished things online, whether they be profitable or not, clearly spring from a place of great effort, even if in the end that effort is, as it usually should be, invisible.
It is hard to overstate the debauched, terroristic nature of the students at UVA; if you’ve seen Sam Peckinpah’s STRAW DOGS you might have a pretty good idea.
In 2013, through the immeasurable support of its contributors, Full Stop ran 93 reviews on new and reissued books by young, innovative, in translation, and otherwise under-appreciated writers.