Brick 81

Oh, Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience!
—Herman Melville


  • In this issue:
  • Jonathan Safran Foer celebrates Kitaj
  • Roberto Bolaño and Forrest Gander visit and revisit Nicanor Parra
  • From the Pugsley Archives: an unpublished interview with Mordecai Richler
  • Geoff Dyer on a classic by Rebecca West
  • David Thomson screens his favourites
  • Thomas McGuane talks to Alexandre Thiltges
  • An original, unpublished manuscript by Colette
  • Deborah Baker on Allen Ginsberg in India
  • Ali Smith and Ángel Gurría-Quintana in conversation
  • Francisco Goldman on a political murder
  • Nikita Lalwani pictures genius
  • The ghosts of Gaddis and Melville in Cologne
  • New poetry from Jim Harrison, Elizabeth Philips, and Margaret Avison
  • Rosalind Brackenbury on René Char
  • Lydia Davis in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel
  • George Fetherling and the Angry Young Men
  • William Corbett on the poet Jack Gilbert
  • Leona Theis stars in her own private western
  • Barry Gifford on the death of a boxer
  • Jim Harrison à table in France
  • Plus:
  • Nat Farbman’s stunning lost photos of the San Francisco Beat scene
  • Photos and illustrations by:
  • R. B. Kitaj, Greg Curnoe, Brad Harley, Jean-Luc Bertini, Nikita Lalwani, Elsa Dorfman, David Bolduc, Daniel Shipp, and stef lenk