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July 4, 2013

Shorties (An Interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard, Marketing Jay-Z's New Album, and more)

The Paris Review interviews author Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Can you talk about how you remember the past when you're writing?

Writing is recalling. In this matter I am a classic Proustian. You're playing football for the first time in twenty years, for example, doing all those movements again, and it makes the body remember not only the strangely familiar movements, but also everything connected to playing football, and for some seconds, a whole world is brought back to you. Where did it come from? I think that all our ages, all our experiences are kept in us, all we need is a reminder of something, and then something else is released.

The Record discusses the marketing Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail.

The Nervous Breakdown interviews Julie Sarkissian about her novel Dear Lucy.

Read an excerpt from the book.

The Galway Advertiser profiles singer-songwriter ad cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis.

The Rumpus interviews author Terry Tempest Williams.

Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline talks to Cincinnati City Beat about the band's evolving recording process.

Bookworm interviews isabel Allende about her new novel, Maya's Notebook.

Spin lists the 40 best dance tracks of 2013 so far.

The editor of David Rakoff's posthumous novel Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish talks to the New York Times about the project.

Stream Gregory Alan Isakov's new album The Weatherman at the New York Times.

Vanity Fair reconsiders Mary McCarthy's novel The Group 50 years after its initial publication.

Stereogum looks back on Bjork's Debut album 20 years after its release.

Flavorwire recommends 10 books that sum up the contradictions of American life.

Antimusic is counting down the 50 best uses of music in Cameron Crowe films.

The New Yorker notes the increase in novels that feature climate change as a theme.

Stereogum shares a free and legal summer mix to stream and/or download.

The Sydney Morning Herald lists bands inspired by literature.

Win Tim Federle's new book of literary cocktails, Tequila Mockingbird, and a dozen Lick'r Lollies lollipops from Spirited in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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