Pandora's handbag: adventures in the book world
For many years, Elizabeth Young has been one of the few critics in England to champion new writing and the avant-garde. Pandora's Handbag is a unique combination of autobiography, commentary, published journalism and writer's guide for would-be Arts journalists. A riveting read, the book contains revealing interviews with Herbert Huncke, Jayne County, Dennis Cooper, Edward Gorey and Poppy Z. Brite, amongst others.
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Elizabeth Young is a critic, arts journalist, and the co-author of Shopping in Space: Essays on American "Blank Generation" Fiction published by Grove Atlantic.
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Review: Pandora's Handbag: Adventures in the Book World (Five Star Paperback)User Review - Goodreads
Decent collection of essays by a literary critic who championed and supported edgy, underground and alternative literature. She was an early champion of the likes of Iain Sinclair, Irvine Welsh ...
Review: Pandora's Handbag: Adventures in the Book World (Five Star Paperback)User Review - Jonathan Norton - Goodreads
Elizabeth Young died in 2001 and this is her final collection of her best work as a book reviewer and feature journalist. Her main non-literary interests are feminism and drug use, two topics that ... Read full review
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