Interesting Links

In the New Yorker: A piece on Beethoven’s influence; a somewhat rambling review of recent biographies on the composer

This is what the real war on women looks like

On finding community when a writer relocates

When books were bad for you

An argument for conservation burial

By Janet Malcolm: A fascinating review of the Gossip Girl book series, calling them “a transgressive fairy tale.”  I came across this essay via Alice Gregory, a writer whose own non-fiction is also pretty interesting.

Recommended reading: Janet Malcolm’s book The Silent Woman, on the difficulties of writing biographies of Sylvia Plath and  the controversies involved.

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