Rojak: Consecutive Bumper Edition.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.


Elliott Carter has died. [Obituary via The New York Times]

Han Suyin has also died. [Obituary via The Guardian]

Alex Ross wrote about the gay community’s political progress this past week. [via The New Yorker]

More details about the Atoms For Peace album. [via Pitchfork] (The January date was wrong, though!)

‘An early exchange was typical of the entire interview. Franzen asked how important meaning was to DeLillo’s writing. “Not much,” the older writer deadpanned. “I’m a writer of sentences… I don’t know where meaning comes from.” Franzen was visibly chastened by this anti-response.’ Hahaha. [via Artforum]

“One evening a couple of weeks ago, I passed a murderer in the front square of Trinity College Dublin.” [via The Millions]

Nigel Godrich talks some Ultraísta. [via BBC News]

If it’s your sort of thing, more what-is-the-fate-of-the-printed-book discussion. [via The New Criterion]

The CD turns 30. [via Pitchfork]

James Joyce’s children’s book, The Cats of Copenhagen, to be published. [via A Piece of Monologue]

Shopping with Michael Dirda. [via The Paris Review]

Philip Roth retiring? [via The New Yorker]

“My Grading Scale for the Fall Semester, Composed Entirely of Samuel Beckett Quotes.” [via McSweeney’s]


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