Friday, June 22nd, 2012

'The Economist' on "Brooklyn's Literary Renaissance"

"Brooklyn has long been a home to writers."

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Mr. B (#10,093)

Hahaha, I was seriously just smirking at this very article before clicking what was doing over here! In its very feeble defense, I could point out that this is kinda-sorta for a British audience, and whenever British people talk about American writers they're all, "something something Paul Auster."

Mr. B (#10,093)

After serving an apprenticeship at Sackett Street, a young writer can send his or her work to top-flight Brooklyn literary magazines like One Story and n+1 (founded by such writers as Chad Harbach, Keith Gessen and Benjamin Kunkel before they published their novels), or to any one of dozens of small publishers in Brooklyn.

Yeah, O.K., no defense.

wb (#2,214)

Wait, how can Brooklyn be made of nothing but indie-published novels and "artisanal" mayo at the same time?

wb (#2,214)

@wb Is the mayo the glue that holds the pages together in this Brooklyn-making paper mache?

"Brobo"? Oh, HELL no.

BadUncle (#153)

@Clarence Rosario Yeah, sounds like an artisinal realty tag, hand-crafted in London.

hershmire (#233,671)

@Clarence Rosario What is that supposed to mean? A Google search brings up only Observer articles, and they don't even define it.

BadUncle (#153)

I live in "New York's own Rive Gauche??" C'est ridicule! Come to Montero's and we'll punch you in the boules.

C_Webb (#855)

@BadUncle I love Monteros. They gave me free squid on Christmas.

BadUncle (#153)

@C_Webb Nothing says "the holidays" like a cephalapod.

brianvan (#149)

Brooklyn has long been a home to hipster trash

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

Will no one think about the free-garden-apartment chickens?

hershmire (#233,671)

Where is that bookshop? In Brooklyn?

hman (#53)

Oh dear, sir.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

Martin Amis? Really? Is 230 years not long enough to get over the slavish bootlicking when it comes to culture?

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