What do indie rock musicians share in common with experimental writers? A great deal, and not just a distaste for both of those over-used adjectives.
Not highbrow, not lowbrow, not even middlebrow – is American culture now dominated by the upper middle brow?
“To age is to understand that the powers of total recovery are gone, are no longer anticipated (except by those who, having lost their marbles, no longer know what to anticipate).” The epistolary legacy of writers such as Samuel Beckett, Saul Bellow, and Elizabeth Bishop offers invaluable insight into the process of growing older, writes Robert Fay for The Atlantic. See also our own Lydia Kiesling on the narrative possibilities of leaked emails.