Interview

Paul Devlin, pt. 3

The Library of America volume, which reflects many findings made over the past year, will be the most important document for the study of Albert Murray’s life and work for many years to come.

Paul Devlin, pt. 2

“Murray and Ellison were present at the creation of public television.”

Paul Devlin

Murray went so far as to redefine race in terms of idiom.

I know the world these sounds come out of: An Interview with Albert Murray

“These are types of equipment for consciousness”

Whit Stillman

I don’t know if this has any relevance, but when I was writing Metropolitan I would stop and read passages of Pride and Prejudice as a palette cleanser.

Jillian Keenan

When will we notice that childhood spankings are a seed and potent fertilizer of rape culture?

Cia Rinne

I often have to think about Brecht: “Ah, what an age it is / When to speak of trees is almost a crime / For it is a kind of silence about injustice!”

Adam Ehrlich Sachs

“I can’t fucking do this anymore.”

Rosalie Knecht

The default world of literary fiction is a very professional class, with occasional sprinkles of They Closed the Mill and Now We’re All on OxyContin. I wanted to be more matter of fact about post-industrial small town life.