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Paul Auster on Poe, Pynchon, and 'Boy Writers'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

As someone who aspires to fit into Auster's definition of "boy writer," I'm wondering if he might extend his coinage to include "girl writers" as well. Who are they among women, the creative sparks, the gleeful, the ones who make you want to read?

LOOK: The Eucharist In Medieval Art

The Morgan Library & Museum | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion

Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art will be on view at New York's The Morgan Library & Museum from May 17 to September 2, 2013...

The Morgan Library's Plein Air Collection Comes as a Nice Surprise

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.29.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The images they created were of things they saw or scenes they imagined. Most of today's plein air societies have adopted specific rules about these kinds of things, and artists get the boot if they veer far from them.

Letters From Laurence Sterne to His "Dear Kitty"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Carolyn Vega

2012-03-23-pullquote.jpgIf you're going to write a love letter, you should probably get the name on the address panel correct.

When Did Sir Philip Sidney Write This Letter?

Carolyn Vega | Posted 05.12.2012 | New York
Carolyn Vega

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"Never a Man Loved a Wife More"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Carolyn Vega

2012-02-14-pullquote.jpgThis charming love letter was written by the 17th-century English courtier Endymion Porter to his wife Olive.

Percy Bysshe Shelley "On Life"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 03.10.2012 | New York
Carolyn Vega

2012-01-09-pullquote.jpgThis essay, which is considered one of his most important prose works, was first penned sometime in late 1819 in the back of a small vellum-bound notebook.

David Lynch, Charles Dickens, and Dumbo: This Weekend In New York

Inae Oh | Posted 11.23.2011 | New York

There's a lot to do this weekend in NYC other than avoid floods and falling satellites. Like what, you say? Well! Dumbo Arts Festival Where: Dumbo...

Anonymous Scott

Carolyn Vega | Posted 11.15.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

Recently, I read Scott's letters to the Marchioness of Abercorn. Their correspondence began in 1806 (with a letter, incidentally, that contains the earliest surviving reference to his work on The Lady of the Lake), and for a number of years they wrote each other frequently.

Photographing the Granddaddy of Detective Fiction

Carolyn Vega | Posted 09.21.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

2011-07-22-pullquote.jpgWilkie Collins was one of the major literary celebrities of the Victorian age.

Before Chickamauga

Carolyn Vega | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

With the Battle of Chickamauga still a week away, Abraham Lincoln wrote to the military governor of occupied Tennessee, and later president, Andrew Johnson.

Lafcadio Hearn Begs, "Don't Disgust Me, Please --"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 06.01.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

One-eyed, diminutive and poor -- and self-described as painfully awkward -- Hearn was nonetheless a hit with certain ladies. One of these ladies, Ellen Freeman, did not excite reciprocal feelings.

Theodore Roosevelt on His Presidency: "In the End the Boldness of the Action Fully Justified Itself"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

Roosevelt's Autobiography, which begins with an account of his birth and boyhood, is peppered with detailed personal anecdotes and theoretical asides.

"Clarissa" Explains It All

Carolyn Vega | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

Over 250 years after its publication, Samuel Richardson's Clarissa still has the honor of being the longest novel in the English language.

The Morgan's Most Dazzling New Restoration

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Margie Goldsmith

The Morgan Library & Museumhas just been renovated to the tune of $4.5 million.