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Jean Rhys

Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine Is a Hit. I Didn't Love It. What's Better? A 1930 Novel By Jean Rhys.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 10.15.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

You want to see a woman ground down? Then see it from the inside of her head. Read After Leaving Mr. McKenzie.

Feeding the Lake

Nicholas Montemarano | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Nicholas Montemarano

When students ask me what's the most important advice I can give them about writing, I usually say two things: (1) Write your next book as if it's the only one (or the last one) you'll ever write; and (2) Write the book only you can write.

The Appeal of Fiction Juxtaposition

Dave Astor | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Most of us have a certain routine, so it's exciting to pick up a book and end up in another time, place, and situation. To make this experience even more intense, I often try to follow a novel I just read with one that's very different.

Diana Athill's Response To The VS Naipaul Attack

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

Former publisher rubbished by Naipaul for writing 'feminine tosh' says she is not taking his criticism seriously. ...