I’m currently reading The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, the posthumous collection from Denis Johnson. Expect a full review shortly.
In a posthumous collection, “The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” Johnson continues the preoccupation that haunted his career.
Johnson's highly anticipated collection comes out today. by Willie Fitzgerald One of the stories in Johnson’s posthumous collection, which comes out today, is so good it left me literally stammering aloud to no one. Cindy Lee Johnson For one year in college I worked as a bouncer at a cacophonous place that catered almost exclusively to students. Show More Summary
City of Endless Nightby Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child leads holds this week while The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Storiesby Denis Johnson gets review attention. New trailers are out for two book adaptations.
Out this week: Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee; The Infinite Future by Tim Wirkus; Oliver Loving by Stefan Merrill Block; Wild Is the Wind by Carl Phillips; and The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by the late Denis Johnson. For...Show More Summary
“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” a posthumous story collection, is a sequel of sorts to Johnson’s influential and beloved “Jesus’ Son.”
In the title story of “The Largesse of the Sea Maiden” by Denis Johnson, an aging ad man struggles with his own relevance: “I note that I’ve lived longer in the past, now, than I can expect to live in the future. I have more to remember than I have to look forward to. Memory fades, not much of...
[I]n Johnson’s whole protean oeuvre, more than any pair of books, Jesus’ Son and The Largesse of the Sea Maiden are like binary stars, locked in orbit, distinct but inseparable, each throwing its light upon the other.
You have been working on your story in this week’s issue, “The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” for seven or eight years. Why so long? The story is subdivided into chapters—did you write those separately, one at a time? For me, seven years is fast. Show More Summary