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WRITERS UNDER SURVEILLANCE

Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, Ray Bradbury, Truman Capote, W.E.B. Du Bois, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Huxley, Ken Kesey, Norman Mailer, Susan Sontag, Terry Southern, Hunter Thompson, and Gore Vidal were all investigated by the FBI, and edited versions of these files have been collected in a new volume from MIT Press.

 

Writers Under Surveillance: The FBI Files, edited by JPat Brown, B.C.D. Lipton, Michael Morisy (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2018).

Image credit above: MIT Press.

Below: Hannah Arendt in New York City, 1944. Photograph by Fred Stein.

ANTÆUS

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The literary quarterly ANTÆUS was founded by Paul Bowles and Daniel Halpern, and bankrolled by Drue Heinz—the Pittsburgh literary patron and philanthropist who founded Ecco Press, and who died earlier this year.

Publisher of Bertolt Brecht, Adrienne Rich, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Thom Gunn, Richard Howard, Jane Bowles, James Merrill, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Ann Beattie, Muriel Rukeyser, James Purdy, Gore Vidal, Sandra Cisneros, Don Delillo, Richard Ford, Nadine Gordimer, William Burroughs, R. K. Narayan, Jane Smiley, Tennessee Williams, Paul Goodman, William Trevor, Tobias Wolff and many others, ANTÆUS was published from 1970 to 1994.

See: nytimes.com/drue-heinz-a-philanthropist-of-literature-dies-at-103

See: dreamersrise.blogspot.com.tr/antaeus-1970-1994

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AFTER CHRIS KRAUS

“Memoirists are seldom as precise as novelists.” — Gore Vidal*

Chris Kraus, Tisa Bryant, Anelise Chen, and Q.M. Zhang will be at USC this week for a discussion on “hybrid storytelling” and the widespread influence of Kraus’ first book LOVE DICK (1997) since its republication a few years back.

 

I LOVE DICK—

FOUR WOMEN WRITERS ON HYBRID STORYTELLING

Friday, November 3, at 5:30 pm.

Doheny Memorial Library, USC

3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles.

See “Hybrid ‘I’: Tisa Bryant, Anelise Chen, Chris Kraus, and Q.M. Zhang in conversation,” PARIS LA 16 (2018):

*Gore Vidal, Two Sisters: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir (Boston: Little, Brown, 1970), 213.

Above, from left: Tisa Bryant, Chris Kraus, Anelise Chen, and Q.M. Zhang at USC, November 3, 2017.

Below: Kraus.at USC, November 3, 2017.