Vivian Leopold James, a prayer for debut authors, some reading reccs, two potters on 19th Century farm in Paris and sad, hurting people.
Jessica Stanley
Helen Garner does the housework, coquetamine, after publication comes depression, "Instagram mama" scandals, disaster collectivism.
Jessica Stanley
Tits from the past, writing about people who don't look like you, fungal acne, our broken sense of time.
Jessica Stanley
READ: “Suddenly I heard Virginia’s voice calling to me from the sitting room window: ‘Hitler is making a speech.’ I shouted back, ‘I shan’t come. I’m p…
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READ: “In the following months, the author invited me to attend his various lectures and readings around town. I heard him talk about the idea of the p…
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“The result of the referendum was a transfer of angry feelings from many leavers, those who had been economically and socially squeezed, to remainers. …
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READ: How to kill your envy. | The nadir: a second birth story / “It feels like we are going into this alone, but I don’t mind, because I don’t need th…
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READ: The last Swiss finishing school. | No Makeup, by Sharon Olds. | No one wants to hear the truth. | Meaghan Daum’s affair with the intellectual dar…
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This interview with Viv Albertine from punk band The Slits made me immediately buy her two books. Both are great but To Throw Away Unopened is some kin…
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READ: Japan’s Rent-a-Family industry. | Obviously I will watch it but I’m worried about how the Patrick Melrose novels will translate on TV. (How Edwar…
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READ: How do we write now? | “[Penelope] Fitzgerald was fifty-eight when her first book was published. Her whole life, she was just as smart, just as c…
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READ: “Faced with a woman’s story, we’re overtaken with the swift taxonomic impulse an amateur astronomer feels on spotting Sirius: “There it is!” he s…
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