In Blake Bailey's 'The Splendid Things We Planned', a Family Resembles a Den of Lions
25 Mar 2014 // 2:30 AM
Have you ever wondered why biographer Blake Bailey has chosen to write at length about three notably disturbed men of letters?
Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey
11 May 2009 // 5:00 PM
Given the turgid nature of many literary biographies, Bailey's success in giving the reader the tools needed to absorb and contemplate the life of "America's Chekhov" is remarkable.