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Janet Byrne
Janet Byrne is a copy editor, the editor of "The Occupy Handbook" (Little, Brown), and the author of "A Genius for Living: The Life of Frieda Lawrence" (HarperCollins).

Entries by Janet Byrne

Mary Norris's Voice Rises: Between You and Me

(1) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 1:02 PM

In 1960, Time magazine reviewed Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away under the headline "God-Intoxicated Hillbillies." The reviewer described the author as "some self-tutored backwoods theologian." One of the people with whom O'Connor shared the joke and her sense of outrage was the elusive American editor Catharine Carver....

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9 Moments In The Occupy Movement History

(5) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 4:04 PM

On March 21, I passed through Union Square, which is the new Zuccotti Park. Just north of the subway entrance, about fifty Occupy Wall Street organizers and participants were sitting cross-legged on the ground, conducting a General Assembly. A few hundred yards away, a march for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed...

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Nicole Krauss's 'Great House' Reviewed

(2) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 8:10 AM

One summer I was taken under wing by Al Alvarez, author of the suicide classic "The Savage God." We swam together from time to time in the Mixed Pond at Hampstead Heath. Al had briefly and disastrously married into the family of Frieda Lawrence, D. H. Lawrence's wife....

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