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  • In Lydia Millet's "Ghost Lights" Norton, 255 pages, $24.95 , business mogul Thomas Stern has disappeared during a junket to Belize.

    From Medea on the Bayou to Shenanigans in the Office

  • Stern was the main character of Ms. Millet's "How the Dead Dream" 2009, but this novel centers on his personal assistant, Susan, and her husband, Hal, a milquetoast IRS agent.

    From Medea on the Bayou to Shenanigans in the Office

  • At the roof level, defined by the elaborate cornice of sculpted masks of comedy and tragedy, the flattened green dome of the auditorium is crowned by Millet's immense "Apollo" and flanked by two gilt-bronze allegorical groups, "Harmony" on the left and "Poetry" on the right, by the sculptor Charles Guméry.

    Architecture as Allegory

  • Catherine Bush on How the Dead Dream by Lydia Millet: It's hard, in fact, to convey how invigorating Millet's fiction is, how intelligent and thematically rich, how processes of thought are themselves made urgent and lively through the specificity of her observations and sentences that offer startlement, small and large.

    An Books Blog featuring news, reviews, interviews and guest author blogs.

  • Lydia Millet's Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, which was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke award last year, is a deeply frightening and utterly hilarious story about nuclear disarmament, which encompasses a love story, a road trip, and some very scary information about the history of nuclear proliferation and testing.

    MIND MELD: Underrated Authors

  • Chauchard had deep pockets; he payed 800,000 francs for Millet's "The Angelus" and a million francs for his "The Shepherdess".

    Mystery Artist

  • We arrived at Millet's Farm early it was closer then the route planner implied, so the kids and I spent 15 minutes looking round.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In Millet's novel, the principal architects of the Manhattan Project -- Oppenheimer, Fermi, Szilard -- disappear after the first test detonation of the atomic bomb, and are transported to modern-day Santa Fe.

    Michael Schaub: Lydia Millet's Radiant Heart

  • As anyone on whom I foisted it knows, Millet's previous novel, Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, was one of my favorites of recent years.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • There are elements of satire and caricature within Millet's portrait of T., a real estate developer and ultra-capitalist who in childhood was so obsessed with money that he sometimes filled his mouth with coins, but the satire and caricature here are more focused and less baroque than in Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, which is appropriate to the new novel's scale.

    Archive 2008-04-01


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