Category Archives: LITERATURE/POETRY

DARRYL PINCKNEY AND MARGO JEFFERSON IN CONVERSATION

Darryl Pinckney—longtime contributor to the New York Review of Books and the author of the novel Black Deutschland—will join Margo Jefferson for a conversation about the essays in his new collection Busted in New York, the “cumulative effect of [which]… is a contextualization of recent history in a manner only Pinckney’s prose can articulate.”*

BUSTED IN NEW YORK—DARRYL PINCKNEY WITH MARGO JEFFERSON*

Monday, November 18, at 6:30 pm.

New York Public Library

Wachenheim Trustees Room

476 Fifth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York City.

From top: Darryl Pinckney, photograph by Dominique Nabokov; Darryl Pinckney, Busted in New York and Other Essays, 2019, cover image courtesy and © Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Margo Jefferson, Negroland: A Memoir, 2015, cover image courtesy and © Pantheon; Jefferson. Images courtesy and © the authors and photographers.

ÉDOUARD LOUIS, STAGED

In conjunction with the theatrical production of two plays based on his books, Édouard Louis will give a talk—moderated by the New Yorker theater critic Alexandra Schwartz—at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Co-presented by BAM and St. Ann’s Warehouse, performances of Thomas Ostermeier, Florian Borchmeyer, and Louis’ adaptation of HISTORY OF VIOLENCE begin at St. Ann’s on November 13. THE END OF EDDY—adapted by Pamela Carter—starts at BAM the following night.

ÉDOUARD LOUIS IN CONVERSATION

Monday, November 11, at 7 pm.

BAM Fisher, Fishman Space

321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn.

From top: Laurenz Laufenberg (left) and Renato Schuch in History of Violence; Laufenberg, Schuch, and Alina Stiegler; Laufenberg and Schuch; Oseloka Obi (left) and James Russell-Morley in The End of Eddy; Russell-Morley and Obi; Stiegler and Laufenberg; Laufenberg (on ground). History of Violence photographs by Arno Declair; The End of Eddy photographs by Sarah Walker. Images courtesy and © the producers, the performers, and the photographers.

ACID-FREE 2019

ACID-FREE is back at Blum & Poe. Join nearly 100 publishers and galleries for a full weekend of talks, readings, signings, music, food, drink, and—of course—books and publications for perusal and sale.

This year, PARIS LA is happy to share a table with F magazine

See link below for schedule and details.

ACID-FREE LOS ANGELES ARTBOOK MARKET 2019

Friday through Sunday, November 1, 2, and 3.

Blum & Poe

2727 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: PARIS LA 16, inside cover photograph of Michèle Lamy by Katerina Jebb; F magazine, no. 8; Kate Zambreno, Appendix Project, Semiotext(e) ; Animal Shelter 5, edited by Hedi El Kholti and Chris Kraus, Semiotext(e); Huma Bhabha, They Live, David Kordansky; Andrea Büttner, David Kordansky; K8 Hardy, How To: Untitled Runway Show, DoPe Press (2); Alex Hubbard, Eat Your Friends, DoPe Press. Images courtesy and © the artists, galleries, photographers, and publishers.

GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE — PANDROGENY I & II

Some people feel they are a man trapped in a woman’s body. Some people feel they are a woman trapped in a man’s body. A pandrogyne just feels trapped in a body.Genesis Breyer P-orridge, 2019

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge—co-founder of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and co-author of Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master—presents PANDROGENY I & II—AN OUTER BODY EXHIBITION, h/er first California art show, in collaboration with Tom of Finland and Lethal Amounts.

GENESIS AND LADY JAYE BREYER P-ORRIDGE—PANDROGENY I & II

Through November 24.

Tom of Finland House

1421 Laveta Terrace, Echo Park, Los Angeles.

Lethal Amounts

1226 West 7th Street, Westlake, Los Angeles.

See Breyer P-Orridge interview with Emily Colucci.

From top: Genesis P-Orridge, Untitled (self-portrait), 2004, Polaroid; Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge; Pandrogeny I & II invitation; P-Orridge playing with Throbbing Gristle at the YMCA, London, August 3, 1979, photograph by David Corio/Redferns; Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, photograph by Peter Dibdin. Images courtesy and © Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, the photographers, the Tom of Finland Foundation, and Lethal Amounts.

DANIEL MENDELSOHN — ECSTASY AND TERROR

Daniel Mendelsohn’s new collection ECSTASY AND TERROR—FROM THE GREEKS TO GAME OF THRONES brings together his reviews and essays on Cavafy and Sappho, Mary Renault, Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, David Ferry’s Virgil, Helen DeWitt, Henry Roth, and Karl Ove Knausgård.

Join Mendelsohn this week in Culver City for a reading and conversation. A copy of ECSTASY AND TERROR is included with admission.

DANIEL MENDELSOHN

Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 pm.

Kirk Douglas Theatre

9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City.

From top: Daniel Mendelsohn, photograph by Matthew Mendelsohn, courtesy and © the author and the photographer; Mary Renault, The Persian Boy cover image courtesy and © Pantheon; Mendelsohn, Ecstasy and Terror cover image courtesy and © New York Review Books; Duane Michals, The Adventures of Constantine Cavafy, 2007, image courtesy and © the photographer and Twin Palms Publishers; Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited cover image courtesy and © Dell.