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Alfred Kazin By Richard M. Cook Yale University Press, 452 pages, $35 'I love to think about America," Alfred Kazin, 26, recorded in his journal in February 1942. He was finishing his canonical study of modern American literature, "On Native Grounds,"...
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
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Why not? Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant was once something only people in John Cheever stories would do, those lonely souls who were cut off from their families or who had drunk away their fortunes. Now everybody's doing it. Or at least a lot...
Jacket CopyWhen it comes to writing, authors can be pretty superstitious....
Jacket CopyNovelist Helen DeWitt takes issue with the romantic idea that a writer is a person who has to write....
pix11.com | @JuliaTheWriterBeer makes men smarter-- well, kind of--according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Researchers found that men who consumed a couple of beers were better at solving brain teasers than men who were completely sober. The...
Show Tracker"Mad Men" travels to the dark side--the really, really dark side....
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY 826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: TV Writing: Panelists include Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg and Damon Lindelof. Meltdown Comics, 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. $12-$15. (213) 413-3388. http:/...
"Work, as you will see, is imagined broadly in these stories - as labor, as chores, as business, as duty, as habit, as memory, as art, and as priestly avocation," writes Richard Ford in his introduction to this wonderful anthology of stories about work,...
Jacket CopyJoan Didion is an acknowledged master of nonfiction, from her breakthrough 1968 essay collection "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" to "The Year of Magical Thinking," which won the 2005 National Book Award. Her fiction, however, has always been more...
The Daily MirrorNov. 25, 1960: Matt Weinstock checks in with John Cheever, who’s in Hollywood doing a treatment of D.H. Lawrence’s “The Lost Girl.” “If the short story, of which I am an enthusiastic addict, has any future, Cheever is one of......
Jacket CopyA blog series on writers from This Recording is a must-read....
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