New blood fills the rerelease of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s 1972 novel, The Mad and the Bad. Mark Asch reviews.
Nathaniel Popkin uncovers the silence and response of Sanford Friedman’s inventive portrait of Beethoven through his struggle with his nephew Karl and his written notes.
Beauty, information, Craigslist, and appetizers flex together as a vibrant heart in Mike Young’s Sprezzatura. Lucy Tiven reviews.
Amber Sparks delves into the peyote-laced language of Luke B. Goebel’s new book, discovering a feral soul, hymns, and wild prayers.
Despite its rampant darkness (or somehow in light of it), Melissa Broder’s Scarecrone is rich in spirit, fire, awe. Lucy Tiven reviews.
Kati Heng plays Kim Kardashian: Hollywood so you don’t have to.