Thursday, January 01, 2015

Good Lines

Dwight Garner in today's NYT

10:04 by Ben Lerner (Faber and Faber). This is an intimate yet oddly grand novel of New York City, . . .  The novel’s narrator, a writer, says he hopes to compose a book that is, on some level, “a long list of things that quicken the heart.” Mr. Lerner has written this sort of book.

The almost offhand intensity of Mr. Knausgaard’s prose is a secular sort of miracle.  on vol 3, Boyhood Island

"a memorable portrait of a man caught between two societies."   Maybe I will have to read this Teju Cole after all.  Did like Open City so much.  

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