Joseph Conrad's life is marked by the kind of outsize exploits that would be subject to skepticism were they claimed by anyone other than Joseph Conrad; so, too, does it only seem an ability unique to Conrad that the outré travails of his world's pedestrianly extravagant inhabitants appear
I am a critic and aspiring artist. I live on Flatbush Avenue and haunt the Brooklyn Library. I love architecture and the Seven Wonders of the World. I want to go to Dubai and live in the ruins of the Burj Al-Arab after society falls.
Lydia Davis is a consummate translator and one of the foremost contemporary short and short-short story writers; her influence within the short-short story medium seems immeasurable, as nearly every literary magazine pumps out 250-word story after 250-word story, each attempting – but few, if any,