Posts Tagged ‘John Steinbeck’

Astrid Lorange on Gertrude Stein and “the poetics of spanking.”

Luc Sante waxes nostalgic over life in New York in the Seventies: “New York City was the only imaginable home, the only place that posted no outer limit on appearance or behavior.”

John Steinbeck on fiction.

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What to do once you’re laid off… Hmm…  Maybe explore a new career as a hit man? Here’s a link to the very best corporate-castoff-killer book:  Donald Westlake‘s bitterly hilarious thriller, The Ax. And since you now have plenty of time to read, you  can also check out Iain Levinson’s  Since the Layoffs.

Think that out-and-out vagrancy is where we’re headed? Then revisit Steinbeck‘s The Grapes of Wrath, or maybe pick up  dumpster-diving tips from Lars Eigner’s classic memoir, Travels with Lisbeth.

Done with fiction? Settling in for the long decline?  Here’s the book for you: Capital.