Brick 79

I am already a Quasimodo in a world without bells . . .
—Jim Harrison


  • In this issue:
  • Charles Bukowski talks to Lucy Gray about John Fante
  • Clayton Ruby on a visit from Jean Genet
  • Kiran Desai in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel
  • Javier Marías on the death of a protagonist
  • Arnold Schoenberg’s dictates on art
  • Robert Hass on Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare, Ko Un, and Vasco Popa
  • Sheila Heti tries to stay home
    Poetry from James Arthur, Don Paterson, Ronna Bloom, Peter Dale Scott, and Jim Harrison
  • An entomological revelation from Vasco Ray
  • Michael Ondaatje and Chimamanda Adichie in conversation
  • Martha Baillie almost meets Joseph Wagenbach
  • A letter from Robert Duncan
  • Selina Hastings remembers Sir Hardy Amies
  • Nelofer Pazira undercover in Afghanistan
  • Pico Iyer under the influence of Jan Morris
  • Jim Harrison has his fill
  • Sarah Chase thinks on her feet
  • Kitchen talk from Chimamanda Adichie
  • Peter Glassgold’s Old English translations
  • Photos and illustrations by:
  • Martin Helmut Reis, David Hlynsky, Yves Berger, Vladan Nikolíc, Jeff Linell, Iris Häussler, Nelofer Pazira, Tereza Allen,and Abbey Huggan