Lost and Found: Reading Joan Didion in California
Scott Bradfield reviews the Library of America edition of Joan Didion’s early novels and essays.
The End of Oz: Reflections on the Centenary of L. Frank Baum’s Death
Scott Bradfield on the pleasures and perils of the “Oz” series.
The Whole Deck of Cards: Reading Paperback Noir with My Mom
Scott Bradfield revisits Erle Stanley Gardner’s Cool and Lam novels from the 1930s and ’40s, three of which have been republished by Hard Case Crime.
The Bard of Auburn: Getting Weird in the Long Valley
Scott Bradfield on Clark Ashton Smith.
Donald E. Westlake: The Writer’s Writer’s Writer
Scott Bradfield celebrates the late Donald E. Westlake.