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American Writers

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.

John O'Hara and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.16.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

O'Hara's admiration for Fitzgerald's first novel This Side of Paradise is well documented -- he fell in love with the book, that's how he put it. It's not surprising to find Fitzgerald the author he had to copy, and try to surmount.

Edith Wharton Is Hot

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Nobody's expecting Wharton to ever be as popular as Jane Austen. After all, Wharton had a much more jaundiced view of life than Austen did, and she's unlikely to be hijacked as a writer of romances, the way Austen has been.

Literature As Legacy: Writing Across The Generational Divide

Laura Paull | Posted 04.25.2012 | San Francisco
Laura Paull

Literature as a creator of dialogues that deepen and explore the dynamic between different generations is a theme of a multi-day event at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center his weekend, through Tuesday, Feb. 28.

6 Things I Learned From Charles Bukowski

James Altucher | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
James Altucher

Charles Bukowski was disgusting, his actual real fiction is awful, he's been called a misogynist, overly simplistic, the worst narcissist, (and probab...

Chicago To Open First Museum Dedicated To American Authors?

chicagotribune.com | Sandra M. Jones, Tribune Reporter | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books

Malcolm O'Hagan, an Irish engineer with a love for great literature, is bringing his dream to Chicago. ...

The Island Of Herman Melville, The State Of Cormac McCarthy: Literary Map Of America

Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Would you rather live in the state of Black Elk or Maya Angelou instead of Montana or Arkansas? The island of Melville looks a little cold, so instead...

Jezebel To HuffPost Blogger: 'Literary Critic Hates Vaginas'

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Over the weekend, Huffington Post blogger Anis Shivani posted "The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers," which quickly became hot on Twit...