I love long essays combining fluid writing and substance on something or someone I'm curious about. Here are three such essays – for a quiet weekend afternoon, or a plane ride, or when sleep fails.
I'll post such essays from time to time. For now:
- Paul Berman's remarkable 2007 New Republic expose of Tariq Ramad
- David Remnick's 2012 New Yorker probing portrait of Bruce Springsteen
- and Norman Doidge's exploration of the legacy of Oliver Sacks, published just weeks ago in the Globe and Mail.
Read and share, and if you're so inclined, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favourite such essays.