02 Apr 2020

Category: Essays & Correspondence

Biographies & Memoirs

Approaching Eye Level 

Seminal essays on loneliness, living in New York, friendship, feminism, and writing from nonfiction master Vivian Gornick Vivian Gornick’s Approaching Eye Level is a brave collection of personal essays that finds a quintessentially contemporary woman (urban, single, feminist) trying to observe herself and the world…

Biographies & Memoirs

Enthusiasms 

Does a neglected masterpiece by Jane Austen enshrine her first love affair? Who was Vita Sackville West’s real grandfather? What clues are there to the identity of ‘Walter’, doyen of Victorian pornographers? When and why did P.G. Wodehouse mutate from hack to genius? Was Oscar…

Essays & Correspondence

Of All That Ends 

The final work of the Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass—a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, the world In spite of the trials of old age, and with the end in sight, suddenly everything seems possible again: love letters, soliloquies, scenes…