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asha-vose's picture
Feb.24.2014
Hello all, We're still a day or two away from our guest post by British booklover Peter McDonald, so to whet your appetites for book talk, I'm going to gab briefly about Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson. Let's get the obvious out of the way. Yes, it's full of drugs. Yes, it's arguably rather a short...
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Dec.03.2013
Jerry Stahl W/ the Skinny on Fatty, Republican Sun Gods, & Happy Mutant Babies http://bit.ly/1dNSFNM
kim-packard's picture
Oct.25.2012
I just got back from a public reading by the author Denis Johnson and learned something interesting during the Q&A session. According to Denis Johnson, there are three rules to which aspiring writers need to adhere when writing. 1) Write as if naked. 2) Write with blood. 3) Write from exile....
annette-dunlea's picture
Jan.25.2010
My Book Recommendation : Tree of Smoke Title: Tree of SmokeAuthor:  Denis Johnson   Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Picador (1 Aug 2008) Language English ISBN-10: 0330449214 ISBN-13: 978-0330449212 Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 4 cm Product Description Tree of Smoke – the name given to a ‘...
k-m-soehnlein's picture
Jan.20.2010
I love any short story that convinces me to believe in its fictional world. My "favorite" short story tends to be the one that’s freshest in my mind. This week, that’s Denis Johnson’s "Emergency." I just listened to a recording of it as part of the New Yorker’s podcast series. (...
annette-dunlea's picture
Nov.25.2009
Annette The Author’s Book Recommendation- Tree of Smoke Title: Tree of Smoke Author:  Denis Johnson Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Picador (1 Aug 2008) Language English ISBN-10: 0330449214 ISBN-13: 978-0330449212 Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 4 cm Product Description Tree of Smoke – the name...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Mar.11.2009
For a long time, I distained the people who focused on getting published. When I was in graduate school, great writers came to talk to us and teach us: Denis Johnson, Ethan Canin, Francine Prose, A. M. Holmes, Jamaica Kincaid, Lucille Clifton, to name a few. (Wow, name-dropping is fun!) Inevitably...