Displaying articles for: August 2013

Tess Taylor: Foraging Memory

Tess Taylor on making poetry out of the fragments of the American past.

 

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"Conflicts Are Magnets": James McBride

The author of The Good Lord Bird talks about John Brown, Coltrane, and writing from the uncomfortable chair.

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Elmore Leonard: In Rememberance

A 2009 dialogue with the master of dialogue, in tribute to a career of fine fiction.

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Salvation in the Mail: Katherine A. Powers on J. F. Powers

The novelist's life was spent focused on the ideal of the next one.

 

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July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.