The Milan Review of Ghosts is the first issue of a semiannual literary journal, founded in Milan, written in english, that publishes short stories and hand-made artworks such as paintings, drawings, etc. Each issue of The Milan Review will be radically different from the other. The theme of the first issue is ghosts, obviously: 192 pages featuring exclusive stories by Dave Cull, Jonathan Dixon, Glen Hirschberg, Noy Holland, Jonathon Keats, Tao Lin, Clancy Martin, E.C. Osondu, Dawn Raffel, Nelly Rei$er, Rebecca Rosenblum, Deb Olin Unferth, Corinna Vallianatos, Brent Van Horne and illustrated by Matt Furie and paintings by Maison Du Crac.
It looks like a book but it’s considered a magazine because it is a periodical publication covering a particular subject: independent literature + art. The Milan Review focuses on a fine and evanescent spectrum of something new and relevant about creative work and fiction, packed in an atypical format. In other words this project is interesting because it has a strange substance and shadowy semblance, for its spiritual consistency and because it suggests qualities and memories, unknown images and sounds. Exactly like a ghost. Tomorrow there will be launch party in Rome. Check it out.
Here are two exclusive sketches by Dawn Raffel included in the first issue.
After All Ears, from which we published a penetrating portrait of Nan Godlin by DC, this summer saw the release of Smothered in Hugs, the most complete collection of nonfiction pieces of Dennis Copper, ranging from Artforum to personal essays. His literature and his intimate approach are a constant source of inspiration for us.
Here is an extract from the author’s preface. You can read all of it by clicking Search inside this book from the picture link.
Selected from the range of Cooper’s essays and reportage in Artforum, Bookforum, Detour, Interview, LA Weekly, Spin, and the Village Voice, among other publications, Smothered in Hugs presents the best nonfiction of one of America’s greatest writers. Cooper has written on grave social issues, producing touchstone pieces for a generation of readers.