Laura Marsh

Vacations with Marilyn, Dinner with Picasso
August 06, 2015

The man who published Einstein and Sartre publishes his first book, a memoir of a life lived entirely in letters. 

What’s David Foster Wallace Doing in a Bromance Movie?
July 31, 2015

The End of the Tour is mostly about candy and male-bonding. 

How Joan Didion Became the Ultimate Literary Celebrity
July 21, 2015

It’s been years since The White Album. But our interest in Joan Didion’s personal life—and her personal belongings—has only grown.

What's the Next 'Go Set a Watchman'?
July 16, 2015

The lost works of Joan Didion, Marilynne Robinson, and other great writers.

These Scholars Have Been Pointing Out Atticus Finch's Racism for Years
July 14, 2015

Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird” from a racial justice perspective reveals the real Atticus.

The Debaucherous Secrets of the Goldman Sachs Elevator Are Better Left to Twitter
July 10, 2015

A banker’s lifestyle memoir ignores the frustrations of the modern workplace.

Giving Up on Love
April 23, 2015

Vivian Gornick and the pursuit of an uncoupled life.

Inside the Ring
February 25, 2013

The difference between the stage and the big top.

One Whale Too Many: Arthur Conan Doyle’s Arctic Adventure
October 18, 2012

Now published for the first time, Conan Doyle's Arctic adventures offer a pre-Holmes glimpse of the writer.

The Myth of the Londoner
September 03, 2012

A sentimental attachment to the idea of “the Londoner” gets the better of these historians.

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