ERIC NELSON is a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail.
Up Against the Wall, MagicianBy Eric Nelson
In a recent New York Times article, it was announced that Paul Auster, in celebration of his upcoming seventieth birthday, would appear onstage with his singer-songwriter daughter, Sophie, and the magician David Blaine at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
Scott McClanahan's The Sarah BookBy Eric Nelson
Harry Crews remembers his mother using this word to describe his childhood friendship with the white dog Sam that followed him everywhere on the farm in rural Bacon County, Georgia during the Great Depression.