Debby Applegate

  • The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America

    Geoffrey O’Brien is the sort of author who arouses a wholesome envy in the hearts of other writers. During more than three decades at the keyboard, he has published seven volumes of poetry and eight of essays, memoir, fiction, and cultural history, and he is the editor in chief of the Library of America. Although he has written for a host of highbrow publications, his work often focuses on the decidedly lowbrow, including pop music, show business, and pulp fiction. As a stylist, O’Brien can be boldly idiosyncratic, often using what used to be called experimental forms to give body to his