Articles by Lydia Kiesling

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.

October 22, 2010

Modern Library Revue: #14 I, Claudius 4

I confess: all I know about Alexander the Great I learned from Mary Renault (and how).

October 21, 2010

Dear Sandy, Hello 0

A look at Ted Berrigan‘s letters to his institutionalized wife, collected in Dear Sandy, Hello, at The Poetry Foundation.

October 20, 2010

On Reading Snow in Turkish 4

I ride to school and whisper words like “threshold,” “doomsday,” and “willow tree.”

September 17, 2010

Modern Library Revue: #11 Under the Volcano 9

While Dante urged me to strive up, up, up toward heaven’s crooning saints and brightly-lit pinwheels, Malcolm Lowry lit my cigarette and told me it’s always nighttime inside the bar. It was a confusing period in my life.