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 - Darran Mclaughlin - 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 ... Read full review
Review: Pandora's Handbag: Adventures in the Book World (Five Star Paperback)User Review - Stewart Home - Goodreads
The deaths of writers Robin Cook, Kathy Acker and Laurence James were all deeply upsetting for me, and made my shock at the passing of Elizabeth Young in March  all the more traumatic. Liz read ... Read full review
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