Pandora's handbag: adventures in the book world

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Serpent's Tail Limited, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 366 pages
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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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User Review  - Nikki Hall - Goodreads

My desert island book. My bible. Elizabeth Young is the reason I write. Well, her and George Orwell. Read full review

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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


How people become writers
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About the author (2001)

Elizabeth Young was brought up in Scotland but lived for most of her life in London. Her journalism appeared in numerous publications including The Observer, The Independent, The Guardian and The New Statesman. Elizabeth Young died in London in March 2001.

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