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I will always tell them that Fitzgerald's novel is a poem disguised as a novel. Much of the novel should be treated more as poetry with its own sets of rules and less like a novel.
Planning to teach Wharton soon, I took another look at Franzen's New Yorker hatchet job on Edith Wharton, and it was worse than I remembered. The critics' darling praises her classics The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence but grossly misreads her character and her life.
I've always been a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. His stories provide a great message on many different levels. As a parent, the morals I found within his writings enabled me to teach my kids many valuable lessons. As I got into the business world, it was me who learned invaluable lessons as I read quote after quote from Dr. Seuss.
John Colapinto's latest novel, "Undone," was recently published in Canada and Japan -- but it was rejected by 41 publishers in this country and a similar number in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Thirty days ago, I was creatively stuck. But here's the thing: The mind is deeper than you can ever imagine. It's only when you get it circulating that you start to see its true potential. And after 30 days of blogging, I'm merely skimming the top. Creativity is infinite possibilities.
Reviewers like Maslin just don't know what they're missing, and they're cheating their readers. Stephen King made Maslin's list. Really? Readers would somehow have missed that he had a new book out?
H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a prolific American author of poems, short stories and novellas in the horror/fantasy genre. Although he died in poverty and obscurity, he has since been recognized as one of the most influential writers of "weird fiction" since Edgar Allen Poe.
Anyone who's "read" a picture book can tell you that you don't need words to tell a story. Prereading toddlers and preschoolers can follow a story told in pictures, a parent or child can narrate the action and the empowering experience can help kids develop a love of books.
If you wish to know what unites, at the deepest level, the fans of jihadism, new-wave Le Pen-ism, and Vladimir Putin's Eurasia project, then read, without delay, Raphaël Glucksmann's Génération gueule de bois.
Every life has drama: joy, loss, surprise, knowledge, conflict, wisdom -- the stuff of a memoir. Writing yours can be a treasured gift to your children and grandchildren because it tells them something eloquent about who you are and who they are.
Some writers will enter into alternate minds better than others, but the success of the attempt will depend upon talent and technique, not gender. Authors are as unique as the characters we create.
Do not get caught up in the lack of political correctness that follows Hemingway into English Departments and book clubs everywhere. A good writer does not have to be a good guy.
Did you ever wish you'd asked one more question of somebody you once knew, who is no longer around to chat with? The great unasked question most on my mind in recent times is this.
Young Adult fans, rejoice: BookCon, the consumer-facing event of BEA (Book Expo America), have announced that this year the event will see an 'unparalleled YA presence': "The surge in YA's popularity has fuelled a love of literature amongst young readers and accounts for some of the most enthusiastic and dedicated fans in the industry," said Brien McDonald, Show Manager of BookCon.
There are days now where my consciousness absorbs me. There are hours where the line is blurred between who I am and what I am doing or seeing or thinking. I find difficulty in distinguishing the point I finish and the place my understandings start.
The public demurs from facing reality and accepting measures that might fix the problems, based on a misplaced--and manipulated--appreciation of self-reliance and freedom, O'Kane explains and illustrates.