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The Downhill Slide: Two Literary Biographies
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay Literary biography can be such a depressing genre, although I read it, I realize, to feel vicariously alive, to really … Continue reading
Posted in creativity and its discontents, LGBT, Reviews, Writing Tagged 1950s, anxiety, barbiturates, bisexuality, Cornwall, Daphne du Maurier, daughters, dominance, Dublin, feminist, France, Gertrude Lawrence, ghosts, haunted lives, lesbian, life, literary biography, London, marriage, Menabilly, mothers, old age, Rebecca, Ruth Franklin, Shirley Jackson, Stanley Edgar Hyman, Tatiana de Rosnay, truth, Vermont, women's lives 3 Comments
Review: On the Move, A Life by Oliver Sacks
When I first got acquainted with the neurologist Oliver Sacks and his work, it was through Awakenings, both the book and the movie. I was a young woman then and Oliver Sacks was someone to look up to. He also … Continue reading
Posted in LGBT, Reviews Tagged addiction, Awakenings, cancer, gay men, healing, Jewish, LGBT, London, memoir, motorcycles, neurologist, New York, Oliver Sacks, On the Move, San Francisco, weightlifting Leave a comment