Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.
Novellas (novellae?) to read. [via Conversational Reading]
Postcard from David Foster Wallace. [via Guernica]
Should writers learn math? [via The New Yorker] As an engineer, I believe I’m sufficiently equipped.
Penguin and Random House to merge. [via The Guardian]
On Herbert Marcuse. [via Numéro Cinq]
A bit on Guy Davenport. [via Time’s Flow Stemmed]
Christopher Owens of Girls fame will release his solo debut, Lysandre, in January. [via Consequence of Sound]
Rumour has it that the Atoms For Peace new album will also arrive in January. [via Pitchfork] These two releases will make January a really big music month for me.
You can also catch the B-side to the “Default” single, “What the Eyeballs Did” here. [via YouTube]
Ultraísta have a new video, “small dayzz”. [via YouTube]
They were also on David Letterman, playing “smalltalk”. [via YouTube]
There is an Alice Munro short story here. [via The Guardian]
Sigur Rós in the Antarctica? [via Consequence of Sound]
Alex Ross quotes Rubén Darío. [via Alex Ross]
Finally, it’s quiz time again! [via Hark! A Vagrant]
Notable in these past two weeks:
- César Aira.
- Robert Walser.
- Ian McEwan on the novella.
- Dave Holland.
- László Krasznahorkai.
- Yoko Tawada.
- Ezra Pound.
- The Decemberists.