Articles by Eryn Loeb

October 25, 2013

The Uses of Disenchantment: A New Generation of Writers on Loving and Leaving New York 1

Living in New York turns out to be a process of earning nostalgia — hoarding enough memories to give you the kind of claim on a place that makes it possible to leave it. When you reach your limit and set out elsewhere, memories are your consolation prize.

January 21, 2011

The Posthumous Jim Carroll: What Do We Owe a Dead Writer? 1

Jim Carroll may have been gone, but in the comforting, ghostly way that artists do, he would endure.

June 14, 2010

Eating Your Feelings: Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake 5

What I ate while absorbed in the pages of this book seemed to matter more than with most others, because Bender’s latest is really about the intimate experience of food.