FROM THE ARCHIVE: Authors—once permitted to sit in their hovel and emerge once a year for a writer’s festival—have become social entities.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: She lived a long, well publicized life. She knew and loved, was married to or had affairs with, some of the most famous men of her time. Now, decades after her death, she is still, if not famous, then legendary.
I thought it might be interesting to find one anecdote to best encapsulate the strange life of William Seabrook. But, then, his life was so full of incident and he knew so many of the kind of people who are ornaments to any reminiscence that it seemed too daunting a task.
A deliciously macabre read for those ready to make their childhood memories squirm.
The New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik meditates on Manhattan, marriage, and a life of letters.
In her latest release and first biography, author Chris Kraus delves into the life of an admired peer, the avant-garde writer and artist Kathy Acker.
Over her 20-year-career, Madeleine Thien has rooted her storytelling in the personal and the political of Asian communities. In her latest novel, music became the point of departure.
The famed humourist looks back on the highs and lows of his journey from meth-addicted deadbeat to literary rock star.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: “You throw yourself on the benevolence of the world, believing some kind of wisdom will come of it.” —Canadian explorer Wade Davis