Articles by Lydia Kiesling

December 30, 2010

Modern Library Revue: #96 Sophie’s Choice 18

There are two main narratives at work in this sad and sensational story: Sophie’s Auschwitz horrors, and Stingo’s penile travails.

December 22, 2010

A Year in Reading: Lydia Kiesling 0

It disturbed me profoundly, and that has to count for something.

December 15, 2010

Santa, my Liege 0

At McSweeney’s, Shakespearean letters to Santa.

December 13, 2010

Year in Viewing 1

Anthony Lane (New Yorker film critic, personal hero) lists ten films he liked in 2010.

December 8, 2010

Big-timers 0

Klosterman profiles Franzen for GQ.

December 5, 2010

Alexander Chee: “I, Reader” 3

Alexander Chee has a lovely essay about books and technology up at The Morning News.

November 27, 2010

Gifts for the Bookish 0

The New Yorker Book Bench has posted its 2010 Holiday Gift Guide.

November 26, 2010

MFA vs. NYC? 0

At Slate, Chad Harbach weighs in on the MFA.

November 25, 2010

Staff Pick: The Water-Method Man 2

I love The Water-Method Man. Consider it my best suggestion for a holiday pick-me-up—a panacea for turkey fuck-ups, family dust-ups, and TSA feel-ups.

November 23, 2010

Modern Library Revue: #48 The Rainbow 5

D. H. Lawrence’s books are not, on the surface, about anything, and they are full of poetic flights, everyone alternately feeling a deadness inside and flinging himself down to rub his parts on the grass.