John Lingan

John Lingan has written for the New Republic, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the American Prospect, and other places. He lives in Maryland. Follow him on Twitter

Nov. 4 2014 9:34 AMDown and OutDenis Johnson returns to Africa, this time in fiction.
Jan. 4 2013 11:36 PMBristling DixieUncle Walt thought Song of the South would be his masterpiece. Now it’s invisible.
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Aug. 3 2012 10:54 AMInterested in Elvis Costello? Here’s Where to Start
June 5 2014 8:28 AMA Form of Literary AnarchyIf you want to understand Ulysses, you should read about its obscenity trial.
Aug. 3 2012 11:56 PMEveryday I Hide the BookElvis Costello’s rock-star memoir is one of the best ever. It was written for 17 CD booklets, and it might never see the light of day again.
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