Crazy in Love
James Lasdun's new memoir of stalking, guilt, and creativity.
Rushdie had the Ayatollah, Job had God, and James Lasdun has Nasreen—at least that’s what he calls her in Give Me Everything You Have (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $25)—the former creative-writing student who harassed him for five years and is apparently still at it. As Lasdun remarks mordantly, she made stalking into something of an art form.
Now most of us who’ve taught for any length of time have had the occasional