Articles by Emily M. Keeler

August 28, 2012

“No real diminishment was possible.” 0

Clive James gives Pauline Kael a serious critical appreciation in The Atlantic. Last year, The Millions also showed Kael some love, in this  review of The Age of Movies.

August 28, 2012

A Not so Steamy First Time 0

Jesse Bering on his incredibly inelegant first time writing about sex. Cf. his most recent adventures of writing about sex, his new book Why is the Penis Shaped Like That?.

August 28, 2012

Get the Stories 0

When you sit down with Junot Díaz , “lunch conversation runs like an advanced literary seminar taught by a bilingual stand-up comedian.”

August 24, 2012

But just maybe you’ll beat the odds 1

If you find yourself in a sporting mood, you can place a bet on who will win the Nobel Prize for Literature.  I personally like Alice Munro’s 20/1 odds for taking the award, though Haruki Murakami’s 10/1 make him the safer bet.

August 24, 2012

Girl Prodigies 0

Millions contributor Michelle Dean wrote for The New Yorker‘s Page Turner about Opal Whiteley, whose childhood diary–written when she was six on scraps of paper–was published over 100 years ago to meet with acclaim, then controversy, and then obscurity. If girl prodigies interest you as much as they do me, you’ll also love this 2010 […]

August 24, 2012

Literary Bald Britney Spears 0

Following  Sarah Hepola’s devastating New York Times Magazine profile of Cat Marnell with empathy and queer theory, Jane Hu’s piece on what it means to read Marnell, to follow her and crave her work even as her work destroys her, merits reading and rereading.

August 24, 2012

Hazlitt, will publish. 0

Random House Canada launched a new website yesterday, and a new internet magazine to go along with it. There’s a piece from Hari Kunzru on Werner Herzog, and I’m especially taken with this one from Emily Landau on Christopher Hitchens and David Rakoff.

August 21, 2012

Review another day 0

Reviews are still in the literary news, and in the midst of all the nicey niceness and plentiful hot air, Alix Ohlin got a real smack down in the Times for her new novel, Inside, and her new collection of short stories Signs and Wonders. Which prompted J. Robert Lennon to consider: How does one […]

August 21, 2012

Dudley’s World 0

I’ve always wanted to read Dudley’s World. And by “always” I obviously mean ever since I first saw The Royal Tenenbaums. Criterion’s got a slideshow of all of the film’s fictional titles.

August 21, 2012

Bring your @ game. 0

Sarah Weinman has compiled a list of verified literary Twitter accounts on her blog.