Subscription is the third chapter of a marvelous book! I know that much. But not whether it should it be shelved under Autobiography, Collected Essays or Fiction. Aira is very playful. In Subscription, for […]
I woke up to a thunderstorm at 5:00 this morning, I’m speaking literally, and started composing this introduction in my head. So apt, because in this partly true, partly fictional (but which parts exactly?) […]
We have our first winner for the Robert Walser contest. Maria will receive a copy of Walser’s “Looking at Pictures”, courtesy of New Directions. We still have two books to give away. To enter, please […]
We’re giving away free copies of Robert Walser’s Looking at Pictures, courtesy of pub. CHRISTINE BURGIN/NEW DIRECTIONS. The first three people who send Talking Pictures a selfie with L’Arlesienne will win a book! To enter, please email […]
An excerpt from Robert Walser’s Looking At Pictures: “The Van Gogh Picture” in which every word is so beautiful and so human it breaks your/my heart. Editor’s note.
“At an exhibition of paintings several years ago, I saw an, as it were, ravishing and priceless picture: Van Gogh’s L’Arlesienne, the portrait of… […]