I wrote an essay for Full-Stop about Eileen Simpson’s wonderful memoir, Poets in Their Youth, and the poets she chronicles wherein (John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Delmore Schwartz, et al): http://www.full-stop.net/2014/10/15/features/essays/lisalevy/the-generic-life/
I’ve been so busy editing for the LARB that I haven’t written for a while! Here is some fresh content: http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/domestic-terrorism-tana-french
I’ve taken on the position of Editor for the Mystery/Noir section at the LARB, so my energies will probably be channeled into plain old dead bodies rather than Dead Critics. But I will continue to update this site with links to new pieces!Continued →
My latest for the LARB, a review of a mediocre book on the great Ellen Willis:Continued →
My pan—I mean fair but tough review—of Alain de Botton’s series of How To books from The School of Life: http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=1657&fulltext=1#commentsContinued →
Poet or Prophet?
No battle about Bob Dylan has raged as fervently as the one about the self of Bob Dylan—whether there is a true self beyond what had been invented for the audience. In the mid-1960s Dylan and the Beatles were given dual credit for making rock music more adult, since as songwriters they [...]Continued →