• Your First Book: Recognition or Reward Greetings, literarians, we find ourselves mired in piles of revisions on this gorgeous Friday afternoon. There’s also the neverending attempt to get published. Couple weeks back, I posted about how good it felt to revisit an old draft of a novel and then, after five months of rewriting, finish that draft (which I’ll call the […] Literary Man 0 Comments June 8, 2012
  • Tom McCarthy reviews PALE KING Tom McCarthy‘s interesting, complex review of David Foster Wallace’s PALE KING is finally available on the New York Times Book Review. McCarthy takes an interesting approach to reviewing this novel. Rather than extrapolate about the different unfinished elements of the book, i.e. write about what might have happened, he attempts to fit the PALE KING […] Literary Man 0 Comments April 18, 2011
  • Who are the Necronauts? It has to come the Literary Man’s attention that semi-secret literary societies still exist, and, thus, the Literary Man wonders why he does not belong to any, or, furthermore, why he hasn’t started any of his own. The best plan of action, it seems, is for the Literary Man to immerse himself in one (or […] Literary Man 0 Comments March 19, 2011