Ohio Reading Road Trip

[at age 17, Herb Gold] traveled to New York and went to a party given by an editor and attended only by other poets. That night, he met poet and author Anaïs Nin, who softly asked him to come with

Herbert Gold: How I failed to meet Hemingway

ESSAY Herbert Gold, Special to The Chronicle Published 4:00 am, Sunday, January 2, 2011 In Havana, 1959, I was camped out at the Ambos Mundos Hotel, trying to write a film script based on my novel “The Man Who Was

Herb Gold interview: ‘elder statesman of the Beat Generation’

Julian Guthrie Published 2:54 pm, Friday, April 18, 2014 San Francisco writer and author Herb Gold, deemed an “elder statesman of the Beat Generation,” turned 90 on March 9 and celebrated with his kids and grandkids. Read More…

Nothing Ever Finished

By Joseph Berger Published: August 29, 2008 Toward the end of this reflection on his own aging and what he calls “the encroaching inevitable,” Herbert Gold, a novelist who has turned out a book every few years for more than

Vladimir Nabokov: The Art of Fiction No. 40

Paris Review No. 41, Summer-Fall 1967 Interview by Herbert Gold Vladimir Nabokov lives with his wife Véra in the Montreux Palace Hotel in Montreux, Switzerland, a resort city on Lake Geneva which was a favorite of Russian aristocrats of the

Comitatus review

“… As an artifact of modern medievalism, Sacred Mushroom/Holy Grail may actually tell us a great deal about how that legend has been modified and imported into modern cultural imagination.” Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies University of

‘Happy pills’ from Denmark

This cartoon was posted on Facebook by the Silje Benedikte Foundation, named for a young Norwegian woman who took her own life at 20 after two years of treatment with 20 different psychotropic drugs. The joke seems to be that,

Psychiatry Gone Astray

Here’s an English translation of “Psychiatry Gone Astray,” an op-ed piece by Prof. Peter Gøtzsche in the Copenhagen daily Politiken that has caused quite a stir in Denmark. His book, Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted

Death in Psychiatry – Dorrit Cato, author of “Dear Luise”