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Philip Roth Reads One Last Time

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Roth's reading brought tears to anyone who has buried someone beloved. Yet what flowed from it was nowise morbid or even poetically elegiac. Nostalgic, yes, for the eighty years just past, but realistic about them too -- and above all historic.

Happy Birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.24.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

A glittering success as a writer when he was just 24, Fitzgerald died 20 years later still a young man, with most of his works unread by the public in 1940, and his status as one of the finest, and most popular, American writers yet to be established.

Writers Searching for a Sense of Place

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Irene S. Levine

It's always hard to find the right place to write. I find myself moving from upstairs to downstairs, looking for a spot that's not too hot, not too cold, not too light and not too dark. You might think I was Goldilocks. I'm a writer.