By Carolyn Kellogg / The Bulletin
November 20, 2011
“Pulphead: Essays” by John Jeremiah Sullivan (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 384 pgs, $16)
Reading a great essay is like seeing a writer’s brain working, ideas in motion caught by a flash of lightning. It’s like sitting down with a smart college friend for a conversation that leaps and connects,....