Download Lit Riffs by Jonathan Lethem, Tom Perrotta, Aimee Bender, Lester Bangs, PDF

By Jonathan Lethem, Tom Perrotta, Aimee Bender, Lester Bangs, Touré, Neal Pollack, Amanda Davis, J. T. Leroy, Heidi Julavitz

Following within the footsteps of the past due nice Lester Bangs -- the main respected and irreverent of rock 'n' roll critics -- twenty-four celebrated writers have penned tales encouraged through nice songs. simply as Bangs forged new gentle on a Rod Stewart vintage along with his tale "Maggie May," a couple of totally unforeseen connection among an impressionable younger guy and an getting older, alcoholic hooker, the various, electrifying tales right here use songs as a springboard for a sort dubbed the lit riff.

along Bangs's vintage paintings, you'll locate tales by way of J.T. LeRoy, who places a getting better teenage drug abuser in a dentist's chair with not anything however the Foo Fighters's "Everlong" -- blaring during the P.A. -- to struggle the discomfort; Jonathan Lethem, whose narrator appears again on his misplaced innocence simply as an extramarital affair careens to an finish -- this to the music "Speeding Motorcycle" as recorded through Yo los angeles Tengo; and Jennifer Belle, who envisions a prequel to Paul Simon's "Graceland" -- person who happens at a children's celebration replete with a true stay kangaroo.

With unique contributions from Tom Perrotta, Nelson George, Amanda Davis, Lisa Tucker, Aimee Bender, Darin Strauss, and lots of extra -- riffing on every body from Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen to the White Stripes, Cat energy, and Bob Marley -- this can be either an surprising number of brief tales and a rare test in phrases and track.

Show description

Read Online or Download Lit Riffs PDF

Best anthology books

The Lost (In Death, 29.5)

J. D. Robb's lacking in demise investigates a feminine tourist's disappearance in the course of a ferry experience. Detective Eve Dallas wonders. .. if she didn't leap, and she's no longer on board, then the place on the planet is she?

In Patricia Gaffney's The puppy Days of Laurie summer season, a lady awakens to a well-recognized but unsettling international.

In Mary Blayney's misplaced in Paradise, a guy locked in an island fort unearths desire for freedom in an enigmatic nurse.

And Ruth Ryan Langan's Legacy belongs to a tender lady who reveals a relations mystery buried at the grounds of an impressive yet enforcing Irish fort.

Paingod and Other Delusions

Robert Heinlein says, "This e-book is uncooked corn liquor--you should still serve a whiskbroom with every one shot so the buyer can brush the sawdust off after he will get up from the ground. " maybe a mooring cable may additionally be additional as invaluable gear for studying those 8 great tales: They not just knock you down.

Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird

This new assortment positive aspects many of the maximum masters of maximum terror, between them Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, and Henry James, and contains such vintage works as Arthur Machen's "The White People," Algernon Blackwood's "The Willows," and naturally Lovecraft's personal bizarre and hideous "The color Out of area.

Cuentos completos

Por primera vez, todos los cuentos de Borges en un sólo volumen

Poeta, ensayista y narrador, Borges es una de las figuras primordiales de los angeles literatura common. Ahora, por primera vez, se reúnen en este volumen todos sus cuentos, uno de los legados más influyentes y deslumbrantes de los angeles literatura occidental.

El universo borgiano, con sus espejos, laberintos, tigres, bibliotecas, gauchos, o máscaras, es ya uno de los paisajes fundamentales del siglo XX. En este libro se encuentran obras maestras como El jardín de los senderos que se bifurcan, Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote, Funes el memorioso, El Sur, El Aleph o Ulrica.

Leer estos cuentos supone releer l. a. historia de l. a. humanidad y emprender una de las aventuras más enriquecedoras, bellas y emocionantes de todos los tiempos.

Additional info for Lit Riffs

Sample text

He scurried away from his firing position and aimed his gun at the hatch he had used to enter the hold. A hardbody suddenly started firing his gun. The display responded to the shift in Sabor’s attention and presented him with two 32 | BANK RUN figures in skintight wetsuits. Two more figures were crowding in behind them. In the water, just a few meters from the boat, three seal riders were standing on their mounts as they poured a stream of projectiles into the hardbodies. “I requested a son who was restless and adventurous,” Sabor’s mother had told him.

And then there’s the traditional social rituals after the return to the dock. ” “Yes. ” The hunting seals sped through the waters in a portion of his display he located on the upper left quarter of his vision field. On the upper right quarter, images and numbers updated the situation on the north shore power delivery project. The trees and the incessant movement of the bird life provided an odd, clashing backdrop for both halves. Five hundred thousand human beings now lived on Fernheim. In theory, they didn’t need any kind of centralized power system.

We won’t have to worry about airlifts and air attacks. I evaluated the situation and balanced the risks—the danger they might capture me versus the danger we’d be in if they kept the copters in the area. I was the one who was there. ” TOM PURDOM | 53 Sabor returned his attention to his display. Purvali’s pleading face disappeared behind the three segments of his montage. The scout bird was fluttering through the upper reaches of the trees and picking up glimpses of the force gathering behind them.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 27 votes