Pandora'S Handbag

Pandora'S Handbag

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Born into a Calvinist Scottish family, Elizabeth Young's life was turned upside down when she was given, at the age of 11, three American novels: Algren's "The Man with the Golden Arm", Ginsberg's "Howl" and Kerouac's "On the Road". An exceptionally ghoulish child, obsessed with graveyards, wolves and horror stories, she very early on decided to devote her life to books. Elizabeth Young's collected writings exhibit her singular attraction to the bizarre and her dedication to the high standards of a critic. Chronicling the journey of a modern arts critic, this book also charts Young's personal journey from childhood to maturity. Each previously published article is presented in its entirety, with original titles and additional notes. This collection includes two of Young's crusading articles - on drug legislation and the hepatitus C virus - which have become seminal texts.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 197mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1852427612
  • 9781852427610
  • 1,910,996

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'If you like books, buy this one. If you like reading, read this' Guardian; 'The most innovative critic of her generation' Independent; 'Her writing is a milestone in the cultural criticism of our age' Observershow more

About Elizabeth Young

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.show more

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