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!
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#comments
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 […]