On the Shelf
Suicide Notes, Mick Jagger, and Other News
June 3, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
“The suicide note—and I’m being deadly earnest—is moving, strange, harrowing and peculiar literature … People’s interest in them is almost pornographic.” Hence, a class on the art of the missive.
“After you have spent five or six years on a novel, you can’t abandon the project without risking a nervous breakdown.” After twelve years since publishing a story, Akhil Sharma talks to Page Turner.
Mick Jagger says his autobiography would be boring, and besides, everyone knows everything.
Take this spelling bee test, and tremble.
(The winning word, by the way, was predictably controversial.)
Can there be too many pictures of nifty book rooms? There cannot. Above, the Library Lounge in Zurich.