Patricia Lockwood, 6 December 2018
Show More Evening in Paradise: More Stories by Lucia Berlin.
Picador, 256 pp., £14.99, November 2018, 978 1 5098 8229 8Show More
Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs by Lucia Berlin.
Picador, 160 pp., £12.99, November 2018, 978 1 5098 8234 2Show More
“... There ought to be a cult, really, of teenagers with Lucia Berlin’s books in their back pockets, hair combed into black bouffants, imitating her squint against sunlight. The writers she is most directly associated with – Robert Creeley and Ed Dorn – were of the Black Mountain School, but she seems somehow to have more to do with the Beats, perhaps because she was always on the run; perhaps because of the drug addiction of her third husband, Buddy Berlin; perhaps because you can easily imagine her holding a tambourine or with her legs crossed around a bongo drum ...”