Month: December 2006

  • Back to Jejuri

    “Enjoy, and please throw away that organic mass of germs you’ve been calling poetry,” the note said. Enclosed was a shiny new copy of Arun Kolatkar’s Jejuri, which was reissued this year by the NYRB. For years, like most of my generation, I’d been reading Kolatkar’s classic poem-cycle in samizdat form–some of us had copies […]

  • Debut novelist beats Pynchon, Haddon, Welsh, Self

    Iain Hollingshead took away the Literary Review’s Bad Sex in Fiction award, says the Guardian. Judges were moved by Hollingshead’s evocation of “a commotion of grunts and squeaks, flashing unconnected images and explosions of a million little particles.” His description of “bulging trousers” sealed the win, the judges said. “Because Hollingshead is a first-time writer, […]