Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Two more products of my New Yorker browsing.

5 o'clock. Means I'm doing lots of browsing. Hanging around on the New Yorker website, these two things caught my eye:

The Writer’s Brush Exhibition
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
September 11-October 27.
New Yorker says: "The exhibit, curated by Friedman, includes more than a hundred and twenty unique works by eighty of the world’s most celebrated writers who were also artists, including New Yorker writers and contributors such as James Thurber, Vladimir Nabokov, Jonathan Lethem, Annie Proulx, Charles Simic, Mark Strand, and Derek Walcott."

Hmm this might be really interesting...

If you've paid attention at all, you'll know I have a couple of ongoing fascinations - JSF/Nicole Krauss' marriage (and writing, of course), McCarthy's Road, and Edwidge Danticat and Junot Diaz's friendship (and writing duh).

Well, here's a New Yorker PodCast of Edwidge Danticat commenting on Diaz's "How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)" (which originally appeared in the New Yorker and ended up in his collection Drown). The full text is read by Diaz himself, and Danticat then discusses the work, while also making it relevant to her own work. This story is the first of Diaz's I'd read, since we read it in Matt's class months back as an example of using the second person. I thought the story was great. Just a really fun piece, if you ask me. The podcast is interesting, just to hear what Danticat has to say.

Okay off to do some reading for class.

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