The Believer, Issue 112

By Vendela Vida (Editor), Heidi Julavits (Editor), Andrew Leland (Editor), Karolina Waclawiak (Editor)
The Believer's mission is to introduce readers to the best and most interesting work in the world of art, culture, and thought--whether that means literature, painting, wrestling, philosophy, or cooking--in an attractive vehicle that's free from the bugbears of condescension, mustiness, and jargony obfuscation. Its content (including essays, interviews, comics, poetry, and reviews) offers fresh perspectives from editors Heidi Julavits, Vendela Vida, and Karolina Waclawiak. Each issue includes the popular columns "Stuff I've Been Reading," by Nick Hornby and "What the Swedes Read" (a look at Nobel Prize-winners), by Daniel Handler

The Summer Issue features new work by Nell Zink, Álvaro Enrigue, and Gary Greenberg; interviews with Robert Coover, Amber Tamblyn, and the New York Public Library's Paul Holdengräber; and new poetry by Rae Armantrout. Also in these pages, and among many other delights, you'll find a special section on the theme of wildlife, essays on the man after whom Jim Jones patterned himself and what it's like to be named after a sibling who died before you were born, examinations of the work of the artists Ray Johnson and Jimmy Robert, and the editors' short lists for the eleventh annual Believer Book Award and the fifth annual Believer Poetry Award.

Table of Contents:

Pockets of Resistance--Catherine Foulkrod

How to Send Things to Germany--Nell Zink

The Divine Inspiration of Jim Jones--Adam Morris

"Abstract Expressionism" a new poem--Andrew Nurkin

The Confidence Man--Gary Greenberg

"Shooting Possums from the Back Porch of Roger's Bar" a new poem--Michael McGriff

What's in a Necronym?--Jeannie Vanasco

A Common Language--Kristina Shevory

Descending Night--Elisabeth Donnelly

(Untitled)--Mary Mann

"Comics"-- edited by Alvin Buenaventura

El Vocho: A Familiar Subject--Álvaro Enrigue

What the Swedes Read--Daniel Handler

The Eleventh Annual Believer Book Award: Short List

Robert Coover interviewed by Aaron Shulman

"Canary" a new poem--Rae Armantrout

Schema: Top 100 US Drug Brand Names--Shoshana Akabas

The Fifth Annual Believer Poetry Award: Short List

Paul Holdengräber interviewed by Lane Koivu

Jimmy Robert interviewed by Jude Stewart

Symposium: A discussion on (mostly) books as they relate to the theme of wildlife.
Tim Sheedy on the orangutan, Donna Kozloskie on the rising floodwaters, Megan Pugh on a poetic doomsday prophecy, Monica Westin on vegetal being, and Bijan Stephen on spillover.

Elizabeth LeCompte interviewed by Hillar Liitoja

Amber Tamblyn interviewed by Rachel Matlow

Charles Yu interviewed by Lev Grossman

The "Believer.".. puts out a welcome mat for pluralism and wide-eyed curiosity... decidedly youthful, not only in their characteristic generational concernsthe habit of nonchalantly blending pop culture, literary esoterica and academic theory, for instance, or the unnerving ability to appear at once mocking and sincerebut also in the sense of bravado and grievance that ripples through their pages. "The New York Times" It s got people talking in the lofty reaches of the book world, andwith its high-low mix of literary and pop-culture commentary and McSweeney's pedigreeit's a magnet for younger readers. the "San Francisco Chronicle" Focusing on the art, not the business, of writing, "Believer" is smart, jaded and a bit self-indulgent, just like a good literary magazine should be. the "Chicago Tribune" Impassioned. the "Los Angeles Times" Without a doubt, this "Believer" is heaven-sent. "The Washington Post""


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ISBN: 9781940450346

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Publisher Believer Magazine
Publish date 08/04/2015
Pages 128
ISBN-13 9781940450346
ISBN-10 1940450349
Language English

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