Articles by Lydia Kiesling
October 25, 2009
Chloe Angyal briefly interviews A.S. Byatt at Feministing. Byatt will be reading in New York City this Thursday.
October 23, 2009
Bookseller Mark Godburn, who is working on a book about nineteenth century dust jackets, has a neat gallery of early jackets and accompanying info at his website.
October 23, 2009
Someone once said (it was me) that Iris Murdoch wrote so many novels that if you are in the mood to read something by her, there is probably a fresh one available.
October 14, 2009
The New Yorker Book Bench is having a contest. Submit a photo of your pet dressed as a character from literature. My kittens are in for the worst two weeks of their young lives. Dante and Fur-gil? Tess of the O’Paw-bervilles? Jay Catsby? Oh my god. So many possibilities.
October 8, 2009
The Death of a President, unsurprisingly, is pure hagiography, but that’s actually the large part of its charm.
October 1, 2009
The Infinite Summer online book club, brain child of Matthew Baldwin, has finally completed Infinite Jest. To celebrate, they are reading Dracula. Steven Lowman briefly interviews Baldwin at the Washington Post blog Short Stack.
September 28, 2009
Kipling, I have observed, is catnip to gentlemen over a certain age; how far they are over that age determines how much they own up to his allure.
September 21, 2009
At the center of this story Jeffrey Eugenides has placed the two great standards of the human race: a pair of genitals, and a heart.
September 2, 2009
The surprise in a large part of Kazuo Ishiguro’s work is that he changes the very quality of the world in some subtle but deeply alarming way.
September 1, 2009
McSweeney’s has a personal account of the end of an antiquarian book business. This is a bummer (the bankruptcy, not the writing of Bill Cotter, a very pleasant man to whom I once tried to sell a book). (Via).