Displaying articles for: February 2010

Lola Montès

A circus beauty's tale is the heart of a masterwork that has left an enduring mark on filmmakers around the world. Read more...

Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks

A long-awaited peek into the working mind of a literary genre's most celebrated master. Read more...

Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen

An unforgettable voice soared above the troubled life of a "Domestic grief goddess." Read more...

Psycho Too

Will Self and Ralph Steadman go on another head(y) trip. Read more...

Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

"This advert may well be the Cadillac of all lonely hearts adverts…"

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The Routes of Man

The award-winning author of Newjack looks at how roads all over the globe serve to bind together -- and divide -- those who use them.

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The Whale

A writer's obsession with the ocean's giants leads him into deep waters. Read more...

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).