Articles by Anne K. Yoder

March 20, 2012

Plot, Rhyme, and Conspiracy: Hari Kunzru Colludes with His Readers 1

“I have a sort of dark past as a technology journalist and I’ve always been interested in communication systems, both as technological artifacts and as the building blocks of social life. In my book I’ve become very interested in the ways that we’re enmeshed in these systems.”

January 31, 2012

People Are Strange: Diane Williams’ Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty 1

We can’t escape eccentricity, but we can become habituated to it.

December 16, 2011

Alfred Kazin’s Brownsville 0

While reviewing  Alfred Kazin‘s Journals, Christopher Byrd pays a visit to Brownsville and Kazin’s boyhood home.

November 30, 2011

‘Tis the season 1

‘Tis the season for book gifting and sales! Danielle Dutton‘s Dorothy, a publishing project, is offering a special holiday deal on its two seasons of terrific books.

November 30, 2011

Recommended Reading 0

Elissa Schappell’s quick-witted book criticism now has an online presence with the debut of her Vanity Fair column, Just My Type. First up: a look at new fantasy fiction and a consideration of genre-bending novels, with a winning recommendation of Ann Beattie’s Mrs. Nixon.

October 28, 2011

Appearing Elsewhere 0

Fence has a new web site. And a new fall issue! My story “The Art of Forgetting” appears online, alongside new work by Ariana Reines, Mary Jo Bang, and Thomas Israel Hopkins.

October 16, 2011

Green Girl and Zipper Mouth Release Party 0

If you like leading ladies so blazing they burn a hole in your head, make way to the East Village on Tuesday evening to hear Kate Zambreno and Laurie Weeks read at Dixon Place. Their latest novels, Green Girl and Zipper Mouth, depict  intense, edgy women with razor-sharp prose. And befitting both protagonists, there will […]

July 14, 2011

On Coincidence, Constraints, and Matthew Stadler’s Cover Novel 3

“A good cover is both a tribute to the original and its own new song.”

June 30, 2011

Matthew Stadler’s NAFTA tour 0

Matthew Stadler of Publication Studio hits NYC on his NAFTA tour just in time for the 4th of July weekend. The Saturday evening begins with a ghost tour of sorts, of the city’s “disappeared bookstores,” and a lavish Mexican dinner will follow. If the feasts in Stadler’s latest novel, Chloe Jarren’s La Cucaracha, are any indication, […]

June 24, 2011

Staff Pick: Blaise Cendrars’ Moravagine 4

Following in the wake of Moravagine’s violence and abandon is also a vicarious thrill for the reader; the book’s prose and pacing and bravado is fearsome, irresistibly so.