Nicholson Baker is an American fiction writer, essayist, and crusader for the preservation of paper media. His works include The Mezzanine, Vox, Double Fold, and Human Smoke.
"Perforation! Shout it out! The deliberate punctuated weakening of paper and cardboard so that it will tear along an intended path, leaving a row of fine-haired pills or tuftlets on each new edge! It is a staggering conception, showing an age-transforming feel for the unique properties of pulped wood fiber."
— Nicholson Baker, The Mezzanine
ARTICLES FEATURING NICHOLSON
The Thrills of Miscellany: David Foster Wallace, Nicholson Baker, and Supplemental Work
I. AT THE RISK OF LOSING my official jazz-snob porkpie hat, I must admit: my favorite piece of Thelonious Monk’...
"We will all be destroyed whether we like it or not. I say let's like it."...
Year of the Fire Cock
The book is so unrelentingly erotic and explicit that it could, if you're not careful, cause chafing....