Category: writing

Obituary: Marie-Claire Blais – Author (82)

The Quebecois author was revolutionary in so many ways, she remained a nomad and a devoted advocate for the Francophonie. 30 November 2021 | Staff | Canadian Press…

Review: ‘O Pioneers!’ by Willa Cather (1913)

In 1913, The Times declared Cather’s “novel without a hero” to be “American in the best sense of the word.” Credit:Lily Snowden-Fine Sept. 14, 1913 | The New…

Dorothy Parker Finally Gets a Final Resting Place, 54 Years Late

Photo: Cropped – David Dee Delgado for The New York Times (original below) | With additional photos, quotes and video The beloved author wrote many witty epitaphs but…

He Said, She Said: Tales of Life, Lust and Love

22 August 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media There’ll be peace without end Ev’ry neighbor a friend With ev’ry man a King (Castro Carazo / Huey P….

Gertrude Stein’s memoir of the ‘lost generation’

Photo: Gertrude Stein, 1934. Photographer: Carl Van Vechten An interesting, if somewhat overly critical look at Gertrude Stein and her The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas. Personally I…

Sylvia Plath: Will the poet always be defined by her death?

(Image credit: Alamy) Since Sylvia Plath died in 1963, she’s been turned into a crudely tragic symbol. As she inspires more biographies, will we ever get closer to the…

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