Bonus Episode: Conversation with Gregg Sutter about Elmore Leonard
Today, The Library of America is releasing Elmore Leonard: Four Novels of the 1970s, which features Fifty-Two Pickup, Swag, The Unknown Man No. 89, and The Switch. This is the first of three planned volumes. In this bonus episode of The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast, Trevor interviews the volume’s editor, Gregg Sutter, who was Elmore Leonard’s researcher from 1981 until Mr. Leonard’s death on August 20, 2013. Read the shownotes and listen the podcast.
John Cheever: “Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor”
Michael continues his trek through The Stories of John Cheever with “Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor, first published in the December 24, 1949 issue of The New Yorker. Read the full post.
Karen Joy Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Lee reviews Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize. Read the full post.
Béla Zombory-Moldován: The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914
Trevor reviews Béla Zombory-Moldován’s The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914, translated from the Hungarian by the author’s grandson Peter Zombory-Moldován, and just out from NYRB Classics. This is the first time this exceptional memoir has been available in any language. Read the full post.