The latest epic from Hanya Yanagihara, To Paradise stretches from 1893 to 2093 in imagined changing states of America. It also follows 2015’s ubiquitous A Little Life, which traumatized and fascinated readers alike. (It was 96 in the Guardian’s 100 best books of the 21st century.)
The cover of the American version of A Little Life featured a picture of a man who was apparently in despair or pain, but it actually has the title Orgasmic Man and is taken from a 1960s series on the theme of photographer Peter Hujar, which depicted the intrigues and explosions of life in downtown New York.
The game of the name
Hujar, who died in 1987 of AIDS-related pneumonia, is the subject of a recent book by Linda Rosenkrantz. On December 18, 1974, she asked Hujar to document everything that happened to him in one day – the couple then discussed it and recorded their conversation. The results have been transcribed in Peter Hujar’s day. Rosenkrantz is also a pioneer in the baby naming industry: in 1988, she and Pamela Redmond Satran published the name guide Beyond Jennifer & Jason.
Redmond Satran’s novel Younger from 2005, about a woman in her 40s who pretends to be more youthful to get a beginner job in the publishing business, was turned into a TV series by Darren Star (Sex and the City, Emily in Paris et eel). starring Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff and Miriam Shor. The latter had a role in the Reagan-era spy drama The Americans, created by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg.
To a T
Joe’s journalist brother, Jacob, is a co-founder of the podcast company Pushkin Industries. Jacob’s wife is Deborah Needleman, who from 2012 to 2016 was the editor of the New York Times’ T Magazine. In addition to writing novels that tear your heart out, Yanagihara is a journalist; in 2017, she took over the operation of T.
Read TalkisLinda Rosencrantz ‘1968“reality novel,” in which she taped and transcribed hours of conversations with friends and documented several lives from 1960s New York bohemians.
Eat The Instagram account @toparadisenovel has been lagging details in the book, including a recipe for “broiled raccoon with lovage and grits”. Delicious.
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