Posts Tagged: daphne merkin

Disease Cloaked in Ambition: Gorilla and the Bird by Zack McDermott

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Gorilla and the Bird is an important resource for anyone impacted by the scope of bipolar disorder, as well as those who want to learn more about it.

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Notable San Francisco: 3/1–3/7

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Wednesday 3/1: Journalist L.A. Kauffman, (The Nation, Mother Jones, The Baffler, etc.) reads from Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights. Poet Kendra Tanacea launches her debut collection, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, from Lost Horse Press. She will be joined by Tracey Knapp and Peter Kline. […]

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Notable San Francisco: 2/22–2/28

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Wednesday 2/22: John Darnielle (Wolf in White Van) reads from his new novel, Universal Harvester. Free, 7:30 p.m., Booksmith. Roof Books presents David Buuck (Co-Founder and Editor of Tripwire), Jean Day (The Triumph of Life), and Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution Laura Moriarty (Who That Divines). Free, 7:30 p.m., Moe’s Books. Thursday 2/23: Hank […]

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“A Return to the Pleasures of Critical Discourse”

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“Greif turns the quotidian world over like a miniature globe in his hand, scrutinizing it for false messages, bad faith, and the occasional sign of progress,” writes Daphne Merkin, in The New York Times, of n+1 co-founder Mark Greif’s essay collection, Against Everything. On subjects as diverse Thoreau, exercise, “foodieism,” and the Octomom, Greif’s eye is […]

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Notable NYC: 11/29–12/05

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Saturday 11/29: Support your independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday. Monday 12/1: Daphne Merkin reads from her new collection of essays, The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontes, and the Importance of Handbags. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 12/2: L. Lamar Wilson, Wendy Xu, and Rachel Zucker read as part of the […]

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Daphne Merkin’s literary depression

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There is a peculiar quality to “A Journey Through Darkness,” Daphne Merkin’s memoir of chronic depression published this week in the Times Magazine. Her intimate account of lifelong struggle with the disease, centered on her latest stint in a Manhattan psychiatric facility in 2008, evokes the perspective of a highly intelligent, sensitive, deeply troubled soul. […]

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