I just picked up a newly published collection of Ann Beattie’s stories in The New Yorker.
William Deresiewicz, author of A Jane Austen Education, reviewed the book for the December 12 issue of The Nation.
His review begins like this:
“Let’s imagine Ann Beattie in the early 1970′s. She was a thin young woman, bucktoothed, with an open, vulnerable face and long straight hair in the period style. She was a little waiflike, maybe, a little mournful, a little recessive…She had a secret life, though, late at night, up alone with her typewriter…”
Can’t wait to read the stories she wrote on that typewriter!
What are you reading?
(Collage by Rodrigo Arteaga.)