The best and most literary song in the world!

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The Paris Review got name checked in a song by the Australian band t:dy t:wns. Not to be outdone, we now have our own song thanks to writer (and musical genius) Nikesh Shukla.

Thanks to the looping magic of Vine, the song is endless — but it’s been stuck on repeat in my head all day anyway. Enjoy it now, before Nikesh gets signed to a label and the record execs make us take it down.

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— Nikesh Shukla is a writer of fiction and television. His debut novel, Coconut Unlimited was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010 and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2011. Metro described it as ‘…a riot of cringeworthy moments made real by Shukla’s beautifully observed characters and talent for teen banter.’ In 2011, Nikesh co-wrote a non-fiction essay about the riots with Kieran Yates called Generation Vexed: What the Riots Don’t Tell Us About Our Nation’s Youth.

— Benjamin Samuel is the co-editor of Electric Literature. He’s not in competition with The Paris Review or anything…he was a couple weeks, but that’s settled now. Find him on Twitter.

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