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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


Looping, Twisting 'Number 11' May Be The Perfect Book For Our Time

Jonathan Coe's new novel is a black-hearted satire about the crumbling of modern Britain, and the point at which childhood gives way to a cold assessment of the world as it is, not as we dream it.(Image credit: Marian Carrasquero/NPR)
Tags: News, Britain, Jonathan Coe


Novel ways to become a literary hit outside London

Award-winning novelists including David Lodge and Jonathan Coe have spoken about how writers can make the most of their Birmingham roots.
Tags: London, News, Birmingham, Jonathan Coe


Co-Creation: From the Outside Looking In

The word objectivity is apparently full of subjectivity. In looking for a quote to use in this article, I found a colorful mix of examples. Noted psychologist Abraham Maslow offers: "Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth." Celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz who is known to get close to her subjects claims: "I no longer believe there is such a thing as objectivity." British novelist Jonathan Coe says: "Objectivity is just male subjectivity." For decade...
Tags: News, John, Annie Leibovitz, Huffington Post, Jonathan Coe, Susan, John Jackson, Abraham Maslow


Jonathan Coe wins 'bittersweet' honour from France as UK turns back on Europe

Author describes mixed feelings after being declared Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters, in a week when the UK voted to leave the EUThe Rotters’ Club author Jonathan Coe has been declared France’s “favourite British author”, in a prestigious honour from the French government previously bestowed on authors such as TS Eliot and Seamus Heaney. Coe was made an Officer in France’s Order of Arts and Letters, an accolade he described as bittersweet in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the EU.Th...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, France, Fiction, Eu, Culture, Britain, Awards and prizes, Jonathan Coe, Eliot


Jonathan Coe: ‘Where do I write? On the train, in the pub, Heathrow Terminal 5...'

The novelist describes his protean working practices – which might take place at 6am or 5pm, in his sister-in-law’s flat or on the top deck of a busIn Flann O’Brien’s great surrealist novel The Third Policeman, the enigmatic Policeman MacCruiskeen takes the hero aside at one point and says: “Come over here, till I show you something to tell your friends about.” It turns out that this is one of his rare jokes, because “what he showed me was something that I could tell nobody about, there are no s...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Culture, Jonathan Coe, Flann O'brien


The page 69 quiz – can you identify the classic book from a single paragraph?

69 is a big number: in 1969, man walked on the moon. Bryan Adams had a summer. At the age of 69, Marshall McLuhan died, leaving behind his : if you like what’s on page 69, chances are you’ll like the rest too. Can you pick these page 69s?She always declares she will never marry, which, of course, means just nothing at all, But I have no idea that she has yet ever seen a man she cared for. It would not be a bad thing for her to be very much in love with a proper object.Pride and Prejudice by Jan...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Culture, Anthony Burgess, Samuel Beckett, Richard Dawkins, Jonathan Coe, Sigmund Freud, Bryan Adams, James, Martin, Maureen, Ian McEwan, Archie, Toby, Marshall McLuhan


Shorties (Louise Erdrich on Books and Reading, Neil Young's New Live Album, and more)

Author Louise Erdrich talked books and reading with the New York Times. Rolling Stone reports that Neil Young's forthcoming live album Earth will mix songs from his 2015 tour with animal sounds. Authors remembered Jenny Diski at Literary Hub. Pitchfork shared an oral history of Steve Reich's Come Out tape-loop experiment. Literary Hub previewed May's must-read books. The A.V. Club previewed May's music releases. Electric Literature interviewed author Rebecca Schiff. Courtney...
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, Earth, Neil Young, David, Steve Reich, Stream, Wiley, Prince, Michael Jackson, Jenny Diski, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Atomic Books Comics Preview


Shorties (Don DeLillo on His New Novel, Grimes' Claire Boucher Interviewed, and more)

Don DeLillo talked to the Wall Street Journal about his new novel Zero K. All Things Considered interviewed Claire Boucher of Grimes. Cult MTL interviewed Chester brown about his graphic novel Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus. Stream a new David Bazan song. Book Riot recommended a 80 books for 80 countries. Stream Grateful Dead covers by Bonnie "Prince " Billy, Jim James, Perfume Genius, and others. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is starting an online book club. ...
Tags: Music, Minnesota, David, Netflix, Brooklyn, Indianapolis Colts, Wiley, Don DeLillo, Shakespeare, Jenny Diski, Andrew Luck, Jonathan Coe, Chester, Mitchell, Bill Bryson, Bogota


Shorties (A George Saunders Primer, Pairing Books and Albums, and more)

shared a primer to the writing of George Saunders. Exit Left paired books and albums. Porochista Khakpour wrote about the inspiration of Prince's women at the Village Voice. Rolling Stone went behind the scenes of Prince's first recording sessions. The A.V. Club reconsidered Dave Eggers' debut book A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius. Stream a new Julianna Barwick song. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author J.R. Thornton about his debut novel Beautiful Country. White Deni...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Wiley, Ursula K Le Guin, Dave Eggers, Prince, Abba, Wall Street Journal, Jonathan Coe, Liz Phair, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Julien Baker, Atomic Books Comics Preview


Shorties (A Profile of Angela Flournoy, Stream Britta Phillips' New Album, and more)

BuzzFeed profiled author Angela Flournoy. Stereogum is streaming Britta Phillips' new album Luck or Magic. Would you like to support the Largehearted Boy website? Here are a couple of ways you can help. Read a new short story by Amelia Gray. Mensah Demary examined the literary legitimacy of hip-hop (and specifically Nas's lyrics) at Electric Literature. Words Without Borders interviewed poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips. Questlove on Prince. previewed summer movies adapted from...
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, Nas, David, Harper Lee, Jesus, Stream, Wiley, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Mike Mills, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Guernica


Shorties (An Interview with Alexandra Kleeman, Eleanor Friedberger's Favorite Books, and more)

The New Yorker interviewed Alexandra Kleeman about her story in this week's issue. Singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger discussed her favorite books at the New York Times. Interview interviewed Rob Spillman about his memoir All Tomorrow's Parties. Stream a new song by the Hotelier. The Lifted Brow profiled author Valeria Luiselli. The Weeklings interviewed Toni Tenille about her self-titled memoir. io9 interviewed Paul Tremblay about his novel A Head Full of Ghosts. Rolling...
Tags: Music, David, Michael Chabon, Wiley, Prince, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Highland, Julia Holter, Coney Island, Eleanor Friedberger, Bonnie Prince Billy, Atomic Books Comics Preview, John Doe, Charleston Gazette, George Plimpton


Shorties (The Orwell Prize Shortlist, Remembering Prince, and more)

The finalists for the 2016 Orwell Prize for the best political writing has been announced. The New Threat from Islamic Militancy by Jason Burke Other People’s Money by John Kay The Tears of the Rajas by Ferdinand Mount The Invention of Russia by Arkady Ostrovsky The Unravelling by Emma Sky Circling the Square by Wendell Steavenson New Yorker writers remembered Prince. Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Michaelangelo Matos's 33 1/3 book Sign '0' the Times. Authors shared their fondest S...
Tags: Music, Russia, Wilco, David, Mtv, New York Times, Smiths, Truckers, Stream, Wiley, Prince, Shakespeare, Johnny Marr, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Highland


Shorties (A Charlotte Bronte Primer, PJ Harvey's Albums Ranked, and more)

shared a primer to the works by and about Charlotte Bronte. The Yorkshire of the Bronte sisters. Stereogum ranked PJ Harvey's albums. The Stranger interviewed cartoonist Simon Hanselmann. Stream a new Colleen Green song. The Rumpus Book Club interviewed author Zoe Zolbrod. NPR Music is streaming the new Jayhawks album Paging Mr. Proust. Work in Progress shared a primer of Cuban poetry. Stream Holly Miranda's cover of Bon Iver's "Blood Bank." The new issue of Granta, fe...
Tags: Music, David, Charlotte Brontë, Wiley, Jonathan Coe, PJ Harvey, Bon Iver, Bill Bryson, Highland, Colleen Green, Elizabeth Hand, Coney Island, Atomic Books Comics Preview, NPR Music, Miami Herald, Kevin Barry


Shorties (George Saunders on His Debut Novel, Andy Partridge's New Book Reviewed, and more)

Vulture interviewed George Saunders about his debut novel Lincoln in the Bardo. Browbeat reviewed Andy Partridge's new book, Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC. previewed summer's best new books. Julianna Barwick discussed her favorite albums at The Quietus. The Literary Hub podcast interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgaard. Paste profiled singer-songwriter Margo Price. recommended film and television adaptations of Shakespeare's plays. NPR Music shared a Mountain St...
Tags: Music, Andrew Bird, David, Brooklyn, The Guardian, Lincoln, Wiley, Shakespeare, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, David Duchovny, Highland, Elizabeth Hand, Coney Island, Josh Ritter, Margo Price


Shorties (Viet Thanh Nguyen on Being Awarded the Pulitzer, James McBride on James Brown, and more)

Literary Hub interviewed Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose novel The Sympathizer was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction yesterday. James McBride talked to Morning Edition about his new book Kill 'Em And Leave: Searching For James Brown And The American Soul. Emily St. John Mandel reminisced about her book tour. Rolling Stone examined the resurgence of music on cassettes. The Seattle Review of Books profiled author Danielle Dutton. Stream a new song. The New York Times examined the...
Tags: James Brown, David, New York Times, Philadelphia, Wiley, Jackson, Jonathan Coe, Bernie Sanders, Mitchell, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, James McBride, Bob Boilen


Shorties (Authors on Jane Eyre, An Interview with Andrew Bird, and more)

Authors (including Sarah Waters, Margaret Drabble, and Jeanette Winterson) discussed the influence of Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre at the Guardian. All Things Considered interviewed Andrew Bird about his new album Are You Serious. Book Riot previewed small press books to read in April. Willie Nelson remembered Merle Haggard at Rolling Stone. The evolution of the library card. Stream a live version of Pylon's "Gravity." Hilary Mantel shared her writing routine at the Guard...
Tags: Andrew Bird, David, New York Times, Willie Nelson, Michael Chabon, Charlotte Brontë, Hilary Mantel, Wiley, Jonathan Coe, Jeanette Winterson, Bill Bryson, Pittsburgh, Highland, Coney Island, Eileen Myles, Elliott Smith


Shorties (An Interview with Author Helen Macdonald, Lucinda Williams on World Cafe, and more)

Minnesota Public Radio interviewed author Helen Macdonald. Lucinda Williams visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance. Amelia Gray interviewed author Catherine Lacey at The Towner. Salon interviewed singer-songwriter Andrew Bird. The Rumpus interviewed Miroslav Penkov about his novel Stork Mountain. Explosions in the Sky’s Munaf Rayani rated the band’s six albums at Noisey. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Michelle de Kretser about her novella Springtime: A Ghost Stor...
Tags: Wilco, David, Brooklyn, David Bowie, Sky, Wiley, Brian Eno, Jonathan Coe, David Foster Wallace, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Daniel Clowes, Eno, Tom, Glenn Kotche


Shorties (The 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist, Stream the New Guided By Voices Album, and more)

The 2016 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced: The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante The Vegetarian by Han Kang A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler The Four Books by Yan Lianke Stream the new Guided By Voices album Please Be Honest at Noisey. Literary Hub profiled author Jon Ronson. Stream a new Psychic Ills song (that features Hope Sandoval. Authors recommended books you've n...
Tags: David, Brooklyn, New York Times, Village Voice, Wiley, Rufus Wainwright, Orhan Pamuk, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Elena Ferrante, Highland, Jeff Buckley, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Coney Island, Atomic Books Comics Preview


Shorties (New Colin Barrett Short Fiction, The Song That Changed Michael Stipe's Life, and more)

The New Yorker features new fiction by Colin Barrett. Paste shared an excerpt from Michael Stipe's contribution to Bob Boilen's new anthology Your Song Changed My Life. All Things Considered interviewed Boilen about the book. Publishers Weekly and Newsarama interviewed cartoonist Chester Brown about his new book Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus. Turntable Kitchen shared a spring mixtape. Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Melissa Broder's book So Sad Today. Nada Surf visited Wor...
Tags: Andrew Bird, David, Wiley, Michael Stipe, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Chester Brown, Jayhawks, V Club, Bob Boilen, The World, Michael Morse


Shorties (The Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction Shortlist, The Best Movie Soundtracks, and more)

The 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist has been announced. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Elizabeth MacKenzie and her novel The Portable Veblen. Paste listed the best movie soundtracks. Lambda Literary interviewed author Augusten Burroughs. Stream a new Car Seat Headrest song. recommended celebrity-read audiobook memoirs. Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Authors and celebrities talked to ...
Tags: David, Hilton, Jesus, Wiley, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Chicago Tribune, Chester Brown, Eskimeaux, Dan Boeckner, American Library Association, Anton Newcombe, The World


Shorties (Recommended Podcasts for Poetry Lovers, Musicians Who Would Make Great Novelists, and more)

Book Riot recommended podcasts for poetry lovers. Bob Boilen listed musicians who would make great novelists at Literary Hub. The Rumpus interviewed author Idra Novey. The band Mothers played a Tiny Desk Concert. The Salt interviewed Krishnendu Ray about his new book The Ethnic Restaurateur. Each new large wave of immigration has remade American cuisine for the better, making it "more creative and rich," Rays says. He says we're currently going through another culinary transformatio...
Tags: Asia, New York City, David, Brooklyn, Miles Davis, Wiley, Jonathan Coe, Don Cheadle, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Greta Kline, Atomic Books Comics Preview, V Club, Merle Haggard, Haggard


Shorties (Books That Changed Vivian Gornick's Life, A New Bob Dylan Song, and more)

Author Vivian Gornick discussed books that changed her life at the Sydney Morning Herald. Stream a Bob Dylan cover of a Frank Sinatra song off his forthcoming album Fallen Angels. Big Other previewed 2016's most anticipated small press books. Stream Wilco's recent Mountain Stage performance. The New Yorker profiled poet Ocean Vuong. Stream a new Sonny and the Sunsets song. PopSugar recommended books you should read this spring. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down visited World C...
Tags: David, Bob Dylan, Sydney, Wiley, Shakespeare, Frank Sinatra, Huffington Post, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Highland, Cervantes, Jason Isbell, Coney Island, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Laura, Sonny


Shorties (Henri Cole on the Poetry of John Berryman, The Greatest Punk Albums of All Time, and more)

At the New Yorker, Henri Cole discussed the poetry of John Berryman. Rolling Stone listed the greatest punk albums of all time. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentiss Shakespeare: The World as a St...
Tags: David, New York Times, Wiley, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Sturgill Simpson, New Republic, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Ta Nehisi Coates, National Post, NPR Music, John Darnielle, Bret Easton Ellis, Merle Haggard


Shorties (Ta-Nehisi Coates on His Black Panther Comic, An Excerpt from the 33 1/3 Book on Blondie's Parallel Lines, and more)

VICE and BuzzFeed interviewed Ta-Nehisi Coates about his Black Panther comic. Flavorwire shared an excerpt from Kembrew McLeod's 33 1/3 book on Blondie's Parallel Lines album. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash The Lost Tribe of Coney Island b...
Tags: David, Brooklyn, Wiley, Authors, Panama, Jonathan Coe, Jesse Eisenberg, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Blondie, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Ta Nehisi Coates, Literary Hub, Bill Walton, Tim Hecker


Shorties (Cynan Jones Makes a Case for Very Short Novels, Krist Novoselic on the 25th Anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, and more)

Welsh author Cynan Jones made a case for very short novels at Publishers Weekly. Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic looked back on the band's Nevermind album 25 years after its release at Rolling Stone. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash The Lost...
Tags: Europe, David, Wiley, Los Angeles Times, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Highland, Vladimir Nabokov, Coney Island, Elliott Smith, Julien Baker, New Republic, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Lin Manuel Miranda, Nathaniel Rateliff, Phil Cook


Shorties (April's Must-Read Books, 2016's Best Albums So Far, and more)

Vulture and Flavorwire previewed April's must-read books. Dazed listed the best albums and mixtapes of 2016 so far. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentiss Shakespeare: The World as a Stage by Bill ...
Tags: David, New York Times, Yann Martel, Wiley, Rufus Wainwright, Los Angeles Times, Jonathan Coe, Bill Bryson, Highland, Coney Island, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ane Brun, Leanne Shapton, Helen Macdonald


Shorties (April's Best New Books, A Charlie Parker Opera, and more)

, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Book Riot previewed April's best new books. Deceptive Cadence interviewed the principals behind the opera Charlie Parker's Yardbird. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentiss S...
Tags: America, David, Brooklyn, Wiley, Jonathan Coe, Coney Island, Boston Globe, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Hayes Carll, Bret Easton Ellis, Charlie Parker, The World, Isabel Allende, John Banville, Flann O Brien


Shorties (The Year's Top Literary Stories, 2016's Most Anticipated Albums, and more)

Literary Hub listed the year's top literary stories. Consequence of Sound previewed 2016's most anticipated albums. 32 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation on Monday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,456), including the New York Post's favorite books and THE WEEK's best fiction and nonfiction. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists. eBooks on sale today: Five Dav...
Tags: New York Post, David, Vox, Jonathan Coe, David Foster Wallace, Mitchell, Wayne Coyne, Kurt Vonnegut, Legal Music Downloads Atomic Books Comics Preview, Flavorwire, Alice Hoffman, Hideous Men Oblivion, Norman Lock Being Dead, Jim Crace, Joe Meno, Austin Bunn