Emily Witt reads her diary about visiting the annual gathering in the Nevada desert, from our 17 July 2014 issue.
Read the original piece and others by Emily Witt in the LRB:
Deity with Fairy Wings: Girlhood
The Girls by Emma Cline
How awful: Claire Messud’s Spinster
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Properly Disposed: ‘Moby-Duck’
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea by Donovan Hohn