A hymn to unmitigated public humiliation. With Martin Amis on a writer who can’t write; Julian Barnes on a champion who can’t win; Neil Steinberg on the stress of the National Spelling Bee; Beverly Lowry on two boys who killed their daddy; Jean Hatzfwld with dispatches from the Yugoslav war (photos by Gilles Peress); Jayne Anne Phillips and Bret Easton Ellis, and more.
‘I'm standing on the balcony of Martin's apartment in Westwood, holding a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other, and Martin comes towards me, rushes at me, and with both hands pushes me off the balcony'.
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