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...

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.