Articles by Lydia Kiesling

January 27, 2011

Beverly Cleary’s Dispatches from the Golden West 2

She writes about moving from small town to big city, the specter of pioneer ancestors, the pathos of only children, restless mothers, crooked teeth, perverted uncles, gloomy boyfriends, and tonsillitis.

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.