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'She lived in a damp basement with her mother and sister, smoking roll-ups and talking to her parrot.'
Joanna Kavenna traces the life of the 'almost-forgotten poet' Charlotte Mew.
'If, as James Wolcott once claimed, Roth was a miracle of modern medicine, he was also one of therapy’s notable failures.'
@leorobsonwriter on Philip Roth, that 'walking, wanking paradox'.
Here's my unpaywalled @Lit_Review piece on the American novelist Philip Roth (1933-2018) and his biographers Blake Bailey and Ira Nadel, with cameos from others, touching on his odd career, his poor health, his ineffective therapy, and his reputation: